The Cherokee Scout Friday, April 7, 1933
MURPHY AUTO MECHANIC IS FATALLY SHOT
Jim Dockery Held On Charge Of Shooting Carl Carroll Saturday Night
Carl Carroll 26, was shot and killed at 8:30 o’clock Saturday night, April 1st at Ebeneze, five miles west of Murphy, and Jim Dockery, 18 is being held in the county jail here charged with the shooting.
Officers who investigated the shooting said the two had attended a boxed supper at Ebenezer. The cause of the shooting has not been learned. Dockery has been said to have fired two pistol shots at Carroll. One entered the left ear and came out the neck, the other entered Carroll’s side by the heart and passed through the body.
Dockery was arrested by Sherriff L.L. Mason and Deputies, Julius McLare and F.A. Fain.
Carroll was a mechanic for the Dickey Chevrolet Company where he was employed for the past nine years.
Funeral services for Carroll were conducted at 2 o’clock Sunday, April 2nd at the Salem Church. The Rev. T.F. Higgins, Pastor of the Methodist Church officiated.
Carroll is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Carroll; his widow one son and several brothers and sisters.
DOCKERY GETS 10 to 15 YEARS ON MANSLAUGHTER A verdict of guilty of manslaughter was returned into Superior Court last Saturday night at 9:30 o’clock Central Standard Time by the jury in the case the State vs. James Dockery, 18 in the case of second degree murder of Carl Carroll. Judge Clemant later sentenced Dockery to no less than 10 years and no more than 15 years in hard labor. The case was called to trail at 2:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon. The defendant had no attorney and the case was not argued. A number of witnesses were examined. The jury was given the case about 5:15 o’clock. Dockery, it was testified, shot Carroll about 8:30 Saturday night, April 1st in a fight following a box supper at Ebenezer, five miles west of Murphy. Two shots were fired, one entering the left ear and coming out the neck, the other entering Carroll’s side near the heart and passing through the body. Witnesses testified that Carroll was drinking and using bad language and that he had advanced on Dockery with something in his hand which looked like a knife and then Dockery shot him. Carroll was a mechanic and worked for the Dickey Chevrolet Company here. Having been employed there for the past nine years.
(The Cherokee Scout, April 14, 1933, Murphy, NC)