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Posted By: cheryl Locher moonen (email)
Date: 1/10/2020 at 16:38:38

Evening Times-Republican, Saturday, Jun 27, 1914, Marshalltown, IA, Page: 4


Cut Bars With Saws Made From Case
Knives-Pass Thru Seven Inch Hole

Eldora, June 27.-Crawling thru a hole seven inches in dimension by actual measurement, Bert Briggs and Edward Lamke, confined in the county jail here, charges with breaking and entering a building in the night time, made good their escape here Wednesday night. When Sheriff Walsh went inside the jail Wednesday evening to lock the prisoners in the steel cell for the remainder of the night he discovered that they had disappeared. They had used a common case knife made into a saw with which to break thru the iron bars between themselves and liberty. The men had been in jail since the latter days of last March awaiting trial. They had been discovered by the officers in Iowa Falls while in the act of entering a building there in the night time and shortly afterward were brought here to await the action of the grand jury. It is not believed that the names given the officers here are bona fide. It is also now thought that the men have had previous experience in jail. The authorities here have made a determined effort to locate the criminals, but so far without result.


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