Contributed by Gigimo
Description: Horse Thief Arrested.Date: August 21 1860
Newspaper published in: Columbus, OH.
A man living in Lewis Center, by the name of John KELLER, has been engaged of late in an extensive operation in stolen horses. Officer DEWITT hearing of his whereabouts, telegraphed to Marshal BROOKS, of Newark, to meet him at Claypool station. The officers had scarcely arrived at that point, until KELLER made his appearance, riding upon a stolen horse. He was immediately arrested, when he acknowledged the theft, and begged to be let off in some way. Nearly the first words he uttered, was an exclamation of regret on account of his wife and poor children. He was formerly a resident of this city, and his mother yet lives in this place. He was taken to Newark and lodged in jail. The Grand Jury are now in session, and he will, very likely, have his case disposed of with dispatch.