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Idabel Bank Robbery

Idabel Bank Robbery

Posted: 978264000000
Classification: Query
Edited: 993274471000
Surnames: Duncan, Moss, Pack, Larson, Dooley
A bank robbery occured in Idabel OK on Feb 14, 1946. There were 4 men enter the bank, which had been left open by an employee of the bank. Her name was Elizabeth Dooley. The 4 men were tried and convicted, but I can't find any information on the out come of Mrs. Dooley's trial. The trial would have been convened in Muskogee OK. I would like very much to know what happen to Elizabeth Dooley.

The 3 men Duncan, Pack, & Larson were sentenced to El Reno and Moss was sent to Levenworth prison.

I have some newspaper articles on the men and the county docket, but not the trial transcript yet. Will share any info I have.

Thanks, Judy McElyea

Re: Idabel Bank Robbery

Posted: 1024067648000
Classification: Query
I'm interested in the info you have on Moss. Any info on this person would be helpful. Please email if you can Thank you.

Re: Idabel Bank Robbery

Lila Thompson (View posts)
Posted: 1036619001000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Pack
Just curious what the first name of the Pack was?
Thank you,
L. Thompson

Re: Idabel Bank Robbery

Posted: 1180768306000
Classification: Query
... the names of those involved & their punishments were:

Jack Gibson MOSS, 36, Idabel
*15 yrs on charge of entering the bank with the intent of
commit burglary and 10 yrs for theft of cash from a bank

John Thomas DUNCAN, 24, Big Springs, Texas
*2 10 yr sentences to run concurrently for theft of
cash from a bank

Everett Roscoe PACK, 28, Fort Worth
*2 5 yr sentences to run concurrently for theft of
cash from a bank

Joseph Junior LAWSON, 20, Fort Worth
*2 5 yr sentences to run concurrently for theft of
cash from a bank

Mrs Elizabeth Dooley, 31, Idabel
*posted $5,000 bond on a conspiracy count
& remained at home, after being jailed in
Antlers. No public indication as to her
final sentencing.

Mrs Dooley's relationship with MOSS was described as a "nightime club" friendship. She stated she had been duped by her boyfriend, Moss, who had duplicate keys made of the vault and such.

Mrs Dooley had recently been divorced and was the mother of
a 10-year old daughter. She had worked at the bank three
years; and was born and reared in the Idabel area.

...I hope this helps out a little... :-))

Re: Idabel Bank Robbery

Posted: 1302449671000
Classification: Query

Joseph Lawson was my Great Uncle and Ruby Lawson was my grandmother, Maude Lawson was my great grandmother and lived with us until her deathh. I understand you have been trying to find Ruby as she was rumored to have married John T Duncan. I have some stories to share. Are you still out there looking?

Re: Idabel Bank Robbery

Posted: 1338431936000
Classification: Query
I would be interested in any info you have. Everett Roscoe Pack was my grandpa's brother.

Jessica Traweek (Pack)

Re: Idabel Bank Robbery

Posted: 1353906072000
Classification: Query
Hello Jessica,
Everett Roscoe Pack was my Dad. What would you like to know. He has 3 daughters living in Texas and I am the olders living in Massachusetts. He died in 1966. Who was your grandpa?
Looks like we are related.

Re: Idabel Bank Robbery

Posted: 1358269887000
Classification: Query
Hello Carol, my grandpa is James Pack Sr. Any information on the family that you have would be awesome. I only have as far back as Van E. Pack Sr. and Paula Krouse. My oldest son is almost 13 and loves history, especially to do with our family. I remember my grandma, Maudie talking about you before she passed away.
Look forward to hearing from you.

Re: Idabel Bank Robbery

Posted: 1358346592000
Classification: Query
Lawton Constitiution
Lawton, Oklahoma
17 October 1946
Page 1

Former Bank Teller Pleads
Guilty To Three Charges
ADA, Okla., Oct. 17.— AP— Mrs.
Elizabeth Dooley, 31, pleaded guilty
today in federal court to three
charges in connection with the
$26.714.70 robbery of the First State
Bank of Idabel last Feb. 14.
U. S. District Judge Eugene Rice
fined the former teller in the Idabel
bank $500 on a conspiracy count
and sentenced her to two years In
prison on each of the other counts
— entering the bank and bank robbery
— then suspended the sentences
which were to have run consecutively.

Ada Evening News
Ada, Oklahoma
27 March 1946
Page 1

Mrs. Dooley Said
To Have Loaned
Idabel Bank Keys

MUSKOGEE, Okla., March 27.
—Alleged to have loaned a
friend keys to the Idabel State
bank where she worked as a
teller. Mrs. Elizabeth Dooley. 30,
remained in jail today unable to
make $5,000 bond after being
charged with conspiracy.
D. A. Bryce, FBI agent in
charge, said Mrs. Dooley's arrest
climaxed a careful sifting of evidence
by FBI agents after the
Feb. 13 burglary. The robbers,
after unlocking the front door.
vault, then departed,locking the
doors behind them.
Arrested At Bank
Mrs. Dooley was arrested by
U. S. Marshal Granville Norris
and FBI agents at the bank vesterday.
Norris said she told him
she loaned her keys to a friend
who had duplicates made.
Four others were under arrest
on charges growing out of the
burglary. The robbers took $2,500
in cash and checks totaling $25,-
Bryce said a portion of both the
cash and checks had been recovered.
Some of the checks were
fished from a creek near Fort
Towson a few days after the
The FBI agent said the warrant
for Mrs. Dooley was made out
for Mary Doe by the Muskogee
grand jury recently and that her
arrest was held up pending completion
of investigation.
Arraigned Twice
Mrs. Dooley was arraigned
twice yesterday, first at Antlers
where her bond was set at $2,000.
U. S. District Attorney C. A.
Summers decided she should be
arraigned in Muskogee since the
original complaint was filed here.
U. S. Commissioner Forrester
Brewstcr set the second bond at
Summers said the charge accused
Mrs. Dooley of conspiring
with Jack Gibson Moss, one of
the defendants, to assist in the
burglary by providing a combination
and keys.
Moss, arraigned yesterday before
Brewster, requested another
day for pleading and preliminary
bond was set at $10.000.
Others indicted in the case included
John Thomas Duncan, Joseph
Junior Larson, and Everett
Junior Pact, all held in Fort

Re: Idabel Bank Robbery

Posted: 1361728295000
Classification: Query
I have all the info I need now. I do have the newspaper article. Everett Roscoe Pack was my Dad.
Thank you,
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