Contributed by Gigimo
Description: Criminal Capers.Date: September 7 1887
Newspaper published in: Springfield, MO
W. F. KELLER was arrested late yesterday afternoon by Policeman Richardson on a charge of gambling. Being taken to the office of a justice he remained a short time and made his escape. Sheriff DODSON afterwards captured him, took him to jail and had to wait half an hour before the commitment papers arrived. The prisoner, being drunk, talked loud and long and attracted a large crowd. Finally the constable arrived with a commitment issued by Justice West and the obstreperous individual was locked up for the night.
Jesse SUMPTER, a brickmason, who has been working in this city a short time, was arrested late yesterday afternoon by Officer DAMERON on a charge of murdering his brother in law in Jefferson County, Mo., several months ago. He was committed to jail to await the arrival of an officer from Hillsboro.
Newt. HERRAL, who has been confined in our county jail for a long time, but made his escape several months since, was brought in last evening on the Gulf train by W. S. GILMAN, city marshal of Golden City, and is occupying his old quarters. He is charged with murder in the first degree, having killed Amos RING in Taney county two or three years ago. As the Taney circuit court convenes in October it is thought he will be brought to trial.