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The Dickenson County herald. [volume] (Clintwood, Va.) 1927-1930, December 01, 1927, Image 4

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PREFERS DEATH
TO NAMING PAL
IN BANK HOLDUP
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Light Sentence Is Promised
If He Informs on His
Accomplice.
Cherokee, Okln.—Dave Brown sits
in prison with two terrible preroga
tives before him. Me eau die in the
electric chair—or he can “snitch” on
a partner In a bank holdup by re
vealing the partner’s idmtlty, and live,
ile lias clio .en to die, but there is a
possibility that his courage will weak
on as the time tor execution draws
nigh.
hast December two men robbed the
Farmers’ State bank, at Jet, of $1,000.
Brown, the youngest of the two, was
captured with a stolen motor car in
the Osage hills. Mrs. Clyde Tucker,
cashier, who was alone in the bank,
said she could not have Identified
Brown without Ills help. Brown con
fessed to Dale Mitchell, prosecuting
attorney at Enid. Mitchell, it is said,
promised Brown a term in the reform
atory at (Iranite if he would confess.
“We promised him the same thing
if he would tell us all lie knew about
the robbery," said II. O. Kirkendull,
prosecuting attorney of Alfalfa county,
llie other day. “We made him no
other promises.”
Limit If He Didn’t Tell.
“We told him,” said Sheriff Dare
Doss, “that-.he'd get the limit if he
didn’t come through. lie didn’t pay
my attention to that. That’s the only
promise we made.”
These promises and alleged prom
ises are important because Brown Is
using them as a basis for a complaint
that officers have not kept faith.
Judge Charles Swindall of the Twen
tieth judicial district of Oklahoma, be
fore whom Brown was tried, said he
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would offer a prison term if Brown
would tell Hit* tint.a* of his partner.
Brown refined. Judge Swindall
sentenced him to die. The judge tool;
idvantage of a twti-yeur-old statute
providing a death sentence for bank
robbers who use firearms. Brown
ook Ids sentence stoically.
"That Judge gave me that sentence
ike he enjoyed it," he said later.
Denies He Would Have Shot.
'‘Death for what I did—good Lord!
They say It's because I had a ‘rod’
a my hand, and might have used it.
!ut I never hurt nobody in my life,
wouldn’t have banned a hair on the
end of that woman, who was the only
ne In the bank when we went in. I
sed that gun to scare her. if she
had started shooting at me I would
have Just stood there and took It.
“I piayed square with them. I want
to so do liiv linn’. 1 was promised
I would Iio sent to pi'i: on if 1 would
confess. I wanted to wipe out all the
past and begin over a; tin. A prison
term would have settled lay roving
disposition and would have made a
man out of me.
"They have hang,-ironed me, that is
what they did. They haven’t kept
faith. They would kill me because I
would not give my partner away.
“I am in love with life and 1 don't
want to die. I couldn't go on living,
thinking I had been the means of
sending a man to prison by ‘snitch
ing.’ "
A sweetheart who turned on Tit-own
mlght.snve hint from the electric cluiir.
She betrayed him to the law, hut
Brown will no more reveal tier name
than he will that of ills partner in the
Jet robbery.
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