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The Guthrie Daily Leader, June 3, 1899

The Guthrie Daily Leader

Saturday, June 3, 1899

Submitted by: Bob Chada

FOUR SHOTS AFTER HIM. Kickapoo Charlie Skips for the Woods. "Kickapoo Charlie," alias Charles Wilson, is not only an adept in wife beating, but also in dodging bullets. About 8 o'clock last night, in the hope of catching him, the officers who had been looking for him all day under a warrant for wife beating took position so as to watch his house.
Sure enough their suspicion that he wold come in was realized, and when he was within 50 or 60 yards of the house Deputy Marshal Harry Reynolds called to him to throw up his hands and surrender, but instead of doing so he wheeled and took to his heels like a greyhound after a jack rabbit.
Marshal Reynolds fired four shots almost in as many seconds, but "Kickapoo" was used to that sort of thing, and all the attention he paid to the command to halt or the shots that whistled about his ears was to increase the distance between him and the deputy marshal.
The last seen of him was near the bridge on First street as he disappeared in woods and the darkness. The officers have no doubt that they will catch him in a few days, as he is too lazy to tramp far and too worthless for any other community to harbor long. When caught, as he certainly will be, he will get a term in the pen.
Bill Martin, the captive, over Wyatt's saloon, is able to sit up and entertain his guards.
L. F. Laverty was fined $8 in police court today for violating the hurdle law.

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