St. Louis Post Dispatch
St. Louis Post Dispatch
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Description: Compelled to Surrender. Three Detectives Captured and Locked Up by the Hatfields.

Date: January 15 1889

Newspaper published in: St. Louis, Mo.

Charleston, W. Va., January 15.

Word has reached here that "Red Anse" and Cap HATFIELD and a number of their friends, who have become so notorious in the HATFIELD-MCCOY vendetta, laid a trap for detectives who are after them, and last Friday captured Dan CUNNINGHAM, EVANS and another detective, all of this city. From what can be learned the HATFIELDS sent out a spy and coaxed the detectives to a certain point in the mountains near their home in Logan County, and when the detectives came along compelled them to surrender. The HATFIELDS procured a peace warrant, arrested the detectives and took them to the Logan Court-house, where they are now imprisoned awaiting bonds for their release. They will be compelled to give bond to keep the peace. This explains why the HATFIRLDS were in Logan County court house two weeks ago to make terms of peace.

Submitted: 04/07/12 (Edited 04/07/12)

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