Caddo Herald, June 24, 1921
Many Caddo People Before Grand Jury
Monday the deputy sheriff assisted by Marshal Weir, was busy summoning people to appear before the grand jury. The summons did not state what cases they were wanted as witnesses but that was easy to guess. Until the grand jury makes a report to the court nothing of their deliberations can be given out. Roy Riddels is the only Caddo man on the grand jury. Carroll Franks was summoned but was excused on account of his father’s illness.
Grand Jury Convened-Receives Instructions
The Grand Jury convened in Durant Monday. They were given their instructions by Judge March of the district court as to investigating the conditions now prevailing in the county and the jail. They were also asked to investigate the alleged violations of the cigarette law.
The following men compose the jury:
G.A. Mason, Durant, Foreman
J. M. Hollingsworth, Achille
Frank Gregory, Bennington
A.B. Jenkins, Durant
G. D. McVeigh, Calera
Fred Lowry, Durant
John Herndon, Durant
W. F. Talley, Silo
Eugene Tarter, Bennington
Hugh Cox, Durant
Roy A. Riddels, Caddo
W. W. Perkins, Calera
Grand Jury Indicts Williams for Murder
D. B. Williams, of Caddo, was arrested this morning by the sheriff, charged with murder in connection with the killing of Tom Craghead, at Caddo, a few weeks ago. The indictment was returned by the grand jury, Judge March asking that the body make an investigation of the killing, as he had dismissed the charge against Mr. Williams, which had been filed by County Attorney Phillips. Bond was allowed by the court at $5,000.00 which he made. The county attorney stated that he asked for a $10,000.00 Bond, but this was denied by the court. As our people are already so familiar with this case, we will not rehearse it this time.