Ashland Clipper, April 14, 1927
PROTECTION GIRL KIDNAPPED
Robert Dodson of Gate, Oklahoma, is a fugitive from Justice and Troy Demmitt,
whose home is west of Ashland is in the county jail at Coldwater because of
their conduct with Alvora Doolittle of Protection last Sunday night. It is
reported that they accosted her on the streets in Protection and forced her to
enter a Ford touring car and drove out of the city with her. Along the highway
the girl attracted attention of passers by, by calling for help. They were
followed to Coldwater and there eluded those who followed. Comanche county
officers were notified and the chase continued with the result that they were
cornered in a pasture east of Protection. The girl was found alone, the men
having deserted her and the car they were driving, making their escape under
cover of darkness.
Officers continued the search for the men through the night, and they in company
with officers from the Clark county sheriff's office captured Demmitt in
Minneola about eight o'clock Monday morning. Dodson has not yet been captured,
but authorities are laying a net for his apprehension and it is probable that he
will be found soon.
Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ October 5, 2005.
to Kansas AHGP and ALHN