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Were Innocent Men The Ann Arbor Man And His Friend Who Were Arrested Here Charged With A Murder In Flint--reasons For Their Actions

Were Innocent Men The Ann Arbor Man And His Friend Who Were Arrested Here Charged With A Murder In Flint--reasons For Their Actions image
Parent Issue
Day
7
Month
July
Year
1899
Copyright
Public Domain
OCR Text

The Flint News speakmg of the arrest of the two suspects hiere ou the charge of mnrdering Casler in Flint, thus acqnits them of complicity in the crimfi : "Sheriff McCall retnrned yesterday morning from Ann Arbor without Lorenzo Fifield and Egnns Leaymun, the two suspects arrested in that city Sunday night. The men gave au accounting as to their whereabouts about the time of the murder and were released from custody. Fifield and Leaymun had been workiug on the paviug job in this city, and, according to their story, had intended starting for Anu Arbor on Saturday night. Fifield has a wife and child in that city and he wished to find enaployment there. Before the time set for their departurn. arnved they heard of the muraer, and as they were not any too well dressed and the pólice were making a general round-up of every person who bore any resemblance to a tramp, they conclnded tadefer their departure until nest day, rather than take the chance of being rnn in on suspicion. "They left Flint at noon Snnday on a freieht train, and after getting dinnr at a restaurant in Durand, where they were spotted by an offlcer, they buarded a freight train for Ann Arbor. Not rehshing the prospect of being arrested for stealing a ride they jumped the train as it was entering the railroad yard at Ann Arbor and made a bee-line for an adjacent swanip, where they were discovered by some of Sheriff Gillen's deputies aud arrested on stispicion on a telegram received in advance of the arrival from Deputy Sheriff Greene at Durand. The fact that they knew about the murder at Flint lent color to the suspicion that they were concerned in the crime, and they were locked up pending the arrival of the sheriff from ü'lint. "Sheriff McCall bronght back with him the 22 calibre revolver found on oue of the suspects. All the chambers were fonnd to be loaded aud an inspection of the cartridges showed that they had all evideutly been in the chambers for a leng time. "