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JOE TURNER IDEP
Murderer of Policemen lKitellin and
Blair au. (4reenvillie, is at Last
Brought to .Justlee. Will be Indicted
in Virdinia Court 3londay on hatrge
of 31urder of Detective.
LInchburg . 'a., April 2.--Joi Wil
liams, the negro who killed Detective
Malin here Mlarch 25, ias; eoen identl
fled u; .lot 'Tl'ner, waited for the mu r
del of, two Greetnville ofileers, by Ab
ner Boling, a merchant of that city,
who was well acquainted With Ti'ur'ner.
.Villiamis denies all knowledge of
th Gv il athair anld Swaesthc
Ie was at we ! ill W\e:l \'irginia on
the \'!:'ginia Inilroad from August to
Decem nber, 119.
Sheriff S. 1). Willis, of G reenville,
w is unsefsfutl inl hits endeavor to
be n!1vd to ca rry tile negro back
to Sou th arolina for trial,
\Villialr., who reached Lynchburg
('arlv thz ninI g, when confronted
in hii: cli b y MI.. Holing., became
aint a"'Wi3 a oliged to lie down 011
".lo . * Ill little yellow dog is still
han:in: around my store," said Ah'.
Itolina, and,] the negro appeared al
iost ieIdy to coifess.
"I am positive that he Is Joe Tr
nier." :ahl . r. i?'ll ltr. I)etective
Wheeler. with obvious attempt a
self-cotno', o ntr inted the negro Vht,
had almost enlded his life at the time
of the murd1.01" of .)etective Mann.
I wasn't tryin' to kill you. ('all.'
ihe negro doclared, and his agitation
at the sighlit of both Deteciv\\ Wh'elec
and tle two ( reenville men seemed
almost at thi' br eak in g Point. PI01ce,
men are of the opinion that lie will
e'vtuliaIly confess to the Greenvillt
Gr'eenville, May 1.--News received inl
Greenville yesterday hy special cor
resondnce adil( Associated Press dis
patclies that the neg0iro arrested for the
iiuider o a .Iynchhnrg ollicer had
been positively identified as Joe Tor
ner, who shot anti killed PoliceIent
.J. L. Kitchein and A. .\M. lliair in Green
ville on October 5. 1919, catised deio
gratillcat ion thi.o1gliotlt this entire see
tiotn of the state.
The negro's skill and daring in
eluding his linr'suter's, and the fact, that
he had gotten entirely away from this
section, had caused many to despair
taht. he would over b brougth to jis
tice. The fact' that the strong arm of
the law has once again triumphed in
its battle to avenge a crime that stir
red the entire state, has brought a
sense of satisfaction to citizens of
this section that was plainly evident.
\viile Turner will not be brought
to Greenville to answer for the par
tieular (erinme he committed here, he
will be brought immediately to trial
for a similar crime in Virginia, a state
notable for its speedy and sure ad
iin i isi i t rion of Justice, and there is no
douut that he will be given the full
punii ishlneat permit ted by law.
Sheriff Willis and Mr. IBoling, av
cordingI to a telegram receivei by
Deputy Sheriff Patterson yesterday,
vill ret rin to Grenvill oil South
(".n trainl munber. :11 I'lis mornling
which raclhes the city Ietwveen 7 and
The sheriff, of course, will not bring
the negro criminal back with him,
this )eilg impossible even though an
effort were' madle to (1o so. Tie Lynch
biurg authorities, getting the prisoner
in their hands first, will hold him for
trial there next week.
.\r. Boling's store is on the lIther
ford road. near the overhead bidge.
.Joe ''uiriner worked for \Ir. IUoling
for *ome time. and lived not far front
1'llon receiving th information
early yesterday imiornhing that tle ne
gro lad bIeeii positively iden tified as
.Joe 'lni'eior the w idows of Policemen
A, .l. Mlair and J. 'L. Kitchen were
iotilled in order to satisfy their inat
ural intense desire to know the out1
(om1e of the affair. While evinicinig
keen interest in the news neither .is.
Kitchen or Mrs. Blair iade any spe
Otlicer Iflair '.ft his widow and live
children and Ollicer Kitchen left IIis
widow and two children. As both fam
ilies were in bad financial cir'cuimstanie
es a fund was raised through tIiev
GrCenville newspa pera. foi their ie
-Jo Tunrii was placed underi ar
rest inl tle Overland atitoiolbile plant
inl Toledo after having been shadowed
by a detective for two v.veks. A di
patch receive from Toledo yeIterday
hold of the(, ciricmilhstances under wiiel
the gunimain was apprehended.
Ti ariest Occurrei at the aui tomio
bile factory last Satlirday. Dett!iv-e
I Be Here for the
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T THE DATE---S
C. N. Tankersley, Loliceian 'J) A.
Carroll and .Special Agent Floyd Lov
ing went to Toledo after Turner,
knowing at that time that the negro
was believed to be the murderer of
the two Greenville plain clothes of
ficers as well as the murderer of one
policeman in 'Lynchburg and the man
who seriously wounded another there.
Turner was found waiting in line
'with other automobile workers in the
Toledo plant awaiting his weekly pay.
When his turn came at the window the
detective recognized him and two
guns were immediately leveledi at his
head with an order that the negro
thiow t;) his hands. Tlhils precaution
was taken becanse of the negro's repu
tation for <iuick work with a gun.
'When taken to . precinct police -,ta
tion, .'Tirne'r was ,earched anid a big
gun with which he kiled the three
gunl wit hwhviich he killed the tlre
policeienl, was [ouind concealed be
tween iis slilet. and the small of his
Turner was known in Lynchurg as
John11 I. Williams and in Toledo :w
Lev Jordaln. I( is believed by some' her'
that Detective L,. A. Mal, whom
'Turener killed, and Detective Edgar
Wheeler, whom he seuiousIy wouided
thlought the negro hadl killed the
(1reenvilhe policemen anld in tendet
qtuestioniag him as to this when they
apnroachetl him. The legro resist 'd
arrest by these officers in lynchbu rg,
qtuickly ilashed his gunl, shot. them aud
made good hlis escape. it is belleved by
a freigtl train.
A reward of $750 had been made up
here for the arrest and conviction of
Turner, and it is understood that the
reward for tle negro in Lynchbu rg
was $il0, making a total roward of
$1..100. The arresting oflicers will no
ioulbt receive the Lynchburg reward
ats the negro was (iivered to the au
thorities, tlee, but the procedllc that
wvill be followed in regard to th
Gircenville reward is ukilnown.
Inasmuch as the negro has beeii de
livered to the Virginia oilcers he will
lie tried there and thel'e will be little
or no chance for the offleers here to
bring him back to Greenville. le
cause lie is not delivered to local al
thorities there is socm uncertainty as
to whether or not tlle reward le ir
can he claimed by the arresting of
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