Monday, March 2, 2015

Lost the Prisoner

True Republican Aug 27,1892

Lost the Prisoner

Sheriff Cochran started from Lawrenceville with Fred Lewis for the penitentiary at Chester.  The sheriff's wife accompanied him. When the train stopped the sheriff helped the prisoner, who was handcuffed, up the steps to the platform of the car. He then helped his wife to the same position. The prisoner, seeing the woman between himself and the sheriff, jumped off on the opposite side and disappeared.