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The Huntsville Daily Times
The Huntsville Daily Times
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Description: Texan Taken To Safe Place

Date: March 24 1930

Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL

Source: Library

Page/Column: Page 3, Column 6

Tom Dodd Is Accused Of Trying To Burn Miss Wilma Jones To Death
FAIRFIELD, Tex., March 24 (AP) Names by Miss Wilma Jones, 23, as the man who attempted to burn her to death in a hotel room, Tom Dodd, 30, has been spirited from jail here by Texas rangers who refuse to announce his whereabouts. The rangers did not explain the reason for their act.
Dodd attempted to burn her alive when she told him she would inform officers he had received part of the proceeds from a forged check, the young woman said.
After long questioning last night the girl admitted a previous story that she did not recognize her assailant was false. The rangers said Miss Jones declared G. S. Moore, wealthy Oakwood business man, charged with arson in connection with the case, did not set the fire, and did not have the crime committed.
Miss Jones, bound and gagged, was rescued from the room Wednesday night by the hotel proprietor. She was not burned.
Moore was arrested and released on $1,000 bond, shortly after the attempted burning. The girl, whose home is in Oakwood, was in Fairfield for trial on charges of forging the merchants name to several checks. She admitted writing the checks to obtain money to defray expenses of an operation from which she still is recovering, Miss Jones declared.


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