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Arrested For Murder
Submitted by: Mollie Stehno

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ARRESTED FOR MURDER
Murderers of Walter Scott Captured
The Cherokee Advocate
July 22, 1893


July 22, 1893-The Cherokee Advocate-Deputy U. S. Marshal J. C. C. Rogers, with Howell L. Rogers as posse, came in from the Cherokee Nation with John and Mack Glass, two Cherokee outlaws, who have been on the scout about six years. They are the notorious whiskey peddlers and rendezvoused in the Sallisaw Mountains and have more than once been suspected of being connected with the Starr gang.
The deputies slipped up on the house, where they were stopping, about daylight yesterday morning and captured their men in bed. They were made prisoners before they had a chance to make any resistance, though from the quantity of arms in the room they would have made a stubborn fight, had they been aware of the presence of the deputies. The prisoners were wanted here on the charge of introducing and selling, and they were bound over by the commissioner.
John and Mack Glass are wanted in Crawford County on a charge of murder committed six years ago. After the commissioner's trial, Rogers got a writ of removal from the U. S. Court and took his prisoners over to Van Buren and placed them in jail. The crime of which they stand charged is the killing of a man named Scott. The Glass boys had been in Van Buren and left there drunk. On the road they met Scott and wantonly shot him down without the least provocation.
The prisoners are fine looking Indians, about thirty years of age. There is a reward of $200 offered by the governor for their arrest. Ft. Smith Times


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