New Albany (IN) Evening Tribune
August 5, 1911
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Four Prisoners Refused to Follow When Companions Escaped

Brownstown, Indiana, August 5–Four prisoners escaped from the county jail at this place. They were Harry McQueen of Mitchell, charged with robbing a store at Seymour; John Craig and George Harris, charged with robbing a box car at Seymour; and Tip Franklin, a robber. The men gained their liberty by breaking an iron bed, using the pieces to pry off the iron bars, some of which are an inch thick. Four other prisoners refused to leave with them.

Typed and donated by Randi Richardson.