Crime and Punishment

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Pre-1860

1835 Feb 14, p 2, The Tennessean, Trial of Bennet Dula
1836 May 28, p 3, The Tennessean, Jesse Harris Murdered
1848 Apr 12, p 2, The Tennessean, Murder at Jasper
1851 Mar 12, p 2, Sequatchie Postal Workers Accused
1853 Nov 04, The Marshall Eagle (Guntersville, Ala.), p 2, Thomas Gardenhire Killed by London Smith

1860-1879

1860 Apr 24, p 3, The Tennessean, George Smith’s Home Burned
1861 Sep 03, p 3, The Tennessean, Prisoners Escape Jasper Jail
1869-03-24, p 4, The Tennessean, M. C. Carroll Jailed for Horse Theft
1870 Jul 02, p 4, The Tennessean, Outlaws Hideout Near Shellmound
1871 Jul 11, p 4, The Tennessean, James Boatwright Brought to Nashville Prison
1872 Feb 15, p 4, The Tennessean, T. T. Johnson Arrested for Murder, Then Escapes Custody
1872 Jun 05, p 4, The Tennessean, Jasper Town Marshall Shoots George Pitman
1872 Nov 05, p 4, The Tennessean, Cox Killed at Jasper Political Meeting
1872 Dec 15, p 1, The Tennessean, Herman Cox Dies
1874 Jan 27, p 4, The Tennessean, Child Reports Mysterious Murder Near Jasper
1874 Jan 31, p 4, The Tennessean, Details of Mysterious Murder Near Jasper Emerge
1874 Sep 05, p 2, The Tennessean, Jones Beene Assaulted
1875 Jul 21, p 4, Nashville Union and American, Marion County Convict Brought to Nashville
1875 Nov 02, p 4, The Tennessean, Alleged Murderers to Stand Trial in Jasper
1875 Nov 28, p 4, The Tennessean, Possible Murder of Eugene McRoberts on Battle Creek
1876 Mar 19, p 4, The Tennessean, Webb and Purdon Acquitted in Bauer Murder
1876 Apr 05, p 2, The Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, AL), G. W. N. Stovall Charged With Murder Near Jasper
1876 Aug 03, p 4, The Tennessean, Accused Murderer Broken Out of Jasper Jail
1876 Aug 09, p 2, The Tennessean, Reward Offered for Hard Hampton
1876 Sep 28, p 4, The Tennessean, Wade Hampton Recaptured
1877 Jan 16, p 4, The Tennessean, Charles Biker Arrested for Robbery Near Jasper
1877 Jun 12, p. 8, Chattanooga Daily Times, Marion County Cattle Thief Captured
1877 Jul 11, p 4, The Tennessean, Marion County Convicts Brought to State Penitentiary
1877 Aug 18, p 4, The Tennessean,, Reward for Capture of Robert and Eliza Shelton
1878 Jul 06, p 4, The Tennessean, John Spangler Murdered Near Jasper
1879 May 06, p 3, The Tennessean, D. D. Copeland Arrested for Murder of Joseph Spangler

1880-1899

1880 Mar 27, p 4, The Tennessean, Dan Annis Arrested for Robbing the Mail
1880 Nov 20, p 1, The Tennessean, I. N. Knox Charged With Attempted Assault of Mrs. J. C. Hulsey
1881 Jan 07, The Weekly Herald (Cleveland, Tenn.), p 2, John Rogers at Large After Shooting of Daniel Pitman at Victoria
1881 Jun 25, p 2, Memphis Daily Appeal, Charles Shackelford Killed at South Pittsburg
1882 Mar 20, p 4, The Tennessean, George Allen in State Prison
1882 Apr 24, p 2, The Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY), Dave Cooke Killed by Ed Childress at Whiteside
1883 Mar 28, p 1, The Tennessean, Lafayette Rogers Kills Pochahontas Lee Over Shovel
1883 Dec 25, p 1, The Tennessean, Jack Beene Arrested for Perjury
1884 Jan 15, p 1, The Tennessean, James Otey Robbed
1884 Feb 28, p 1, The Tennessean, Dr. J. C. Matthews of Jasper Charged With Bigamy
1884 Apr 08, p 1, The Tennessean, George Smith Shot Near Jasper
1885 Aug 09, p 6, The Tennessean, Wesley Trussell Murdered by William Box Near Jasper
1886 Mar 06, p 1, The Tennessean, Alleged Fraud Committed by John James
1886 Jul 28, p 1, The Tennessean, Ben Hicks Murders Tom Hayes Near Jasper
1888 Jan 20, p 1, The Tennessean, F. G. Martin Arrested for Murder of Samuel Higgen
1888 Apr 22, p 1, The Tennessean, Murder at South Pittsburg
1888 Sep 21, p 1, The Tennessean, Altercation Between Newspaper Editors
1889 May 10, p 4, The Tennessean, Whitwell Preacher Missing
1889 Jun 01, p 5, The Tennessean, Frank Mille Pardoned
1889 Jun 25, p 5, The Tennessean, Stabbing at Jasper
1889 Aug 22, p 1, The Tennessean, U. S. Marshall Shot By Moonshiner at Whitwell
1890 Jun 06, p 8, The Tennessean, Methodist Preacher Charged With Adultery
1890 Jul 31, p 6, The Tennessean, Wright Assaulted
1890 Aug 13, p 2, The Tennessean, Preacher Sues Preacher for Defamation
1891 Jun 15, p 7, The Tennessean, Assault at Whitwell Mine
1891 Aug 08, p 1, The Tennessean, Constable Mack Brewer Killed at Kimball Tent Revival
1891 Nov 12, p 1, The Tennessean, John Smith Arrested For Murder
1892 Jun 18, p 4, The Tennessean, Hanging of Joe Wallace at Jasper
1892 Nov 29, p 2, The Weekly Columbia Herald (Columbia, Tenn.), Murder at South Pittsburg
1893 Mar 27, p 1, The Tennessean, Murders at South Pittsburg
1894 Aug 13, p 3, The Tennessean, Murder on W. R. Rankin’s Farm
1894 Sep 04, p 8, The Tennessean, Miners Arrested for Vandalism of Whitwell Mine

1900-1919

1901-02-01, p 3, The Tennessean, Blair Sues Condra For Breach of Promise
1901 Jul 09, p 1, The Leaf-Chronicle (Clarksville, TN), Henry Hudson Kills Son-in-Law
1903 Mar 13, p 3, The Tennessean, Counterfeiter Arrested Near Jasper
1909-01-08, South Pittsburg Hustler, Attempted Scam at Marion Trust and Banking Company
1910 Feb 08, p 1, The Tennessean, Unrest at Hale’s Bar Dam Construction Site
1909-01-22, South Pittsburg Hustler, Fred Weisener Assaulted & Robbed
1910 Feb 09, p 1, The Leaf-Chronicle (Clarksville, TN), Another Account of Shootout at Hale’s Dam
1910 Feb 09, p 1, The Tennessean, Three Killed in Shootout at Hale’s Bar Dam Construction Site

1920-1939

1926 Feb 2, J. C. Vanhooser Raids Still
1927 Dec 26, p 1, Chattanooga Times, Guard Sent to South Pittsburg After Shootout (Page 1)
1927 Dec 26, p 1, Chattanooga Times, Guard Sent to South Pittsburg After Shootout (Page 2)
1927 Dec 27, p 1, Chattanooga Times, Guard Brings Calm to South Pittsburg

1940-1959

1950 Oct 19, Clifford Alder Shot

1960-1979

1960-01-12, p 7, The Leaf-Chronicle (Clarksville, Tenn.), Police Search for South Pittsburg Jail Escapee
1960 Jan 20, p 1, The Tennessean, Fatal Wreck on Suck Creek Road