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Lee Elrick and Jim Lee arrested for bank robbery

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Lee Elrick and Jim Lee arrested for bank robbery

Posted: 1206391861000
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Appears in "The Ravia Herald" 28 March 1908, Ravia, Johnston County, Oklahoma


Oklahoma Men are Charged With Complicity in Bank Robbery

Shawnee: Charged with being of the gang that robbed the bank at Hoffman, of $1,011, Lee Elrick and Jim Lee were arrested at McLoud, this county, by City Marshal C. L. McCoy and are now in jail awaiting the arrival of the sheriff from Muskogee.

On the day of the robbery the sheriff at Muskogee telephoned Marshal McCoy to be on the lookout for Jim Lee, that he (the sheriff) had picked up on the scene of the robbery a pass book with Lee’s name in it. Lee and Elrick were absent from McLoud at the time and on their return both were arrested. Lee admits the loss of the pass book but both men deny the robbery. Both are well known at McLoud.

It is believed here that the same men who robbed the Hoffman bank robbed the bank at Tyro, Kansas. Jim Lee, one of the men under arrest was a bartender in Shawnee before prohibition went into effect.

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