After posting yesterday’s article about the Guthrie shooting I looked in later issues of the paper to see if Mr. Guthrie died. I found this item, which for some reason has different names listed for the Guthrie guys. I will have to track down some census information to clear up the discrepancy, but this item does say that the victim died and his brother was still on the loose. I checked the paper for two more months and could not find any evidence that they captured him. I will let you know if I run across any more information for this story!
The Caddo Herald
December 8, 1922
Reward for Man
Although Albert Guthrie, aged 30, deliberately shot his own brother, Dexter, aged 20, at their home near Silo, Monday, November 20 and calmly walked from the house, and although many officers and volunteers have scoured the county for miles around, he has eluded capture successfully for ten days and was still at large Wednesday noon of this week.
Sheriff Taylor posted a reward of $25.00 Tuesday for the capture of Guthrie hoping that the added incentive would cause adjoining county and precinct officers to redouble their efforts to get him.
Although believed insane when he committed the act that cost his own brother his life, Guthrie seems endowed with superhuman cunning for no living person is known to have seen or heard of him since the fatal shooting, November 20th. Various reports of his presence in different localities, after being run down, have proved to be false alarms.
It is believed that Guthrie is still heavily armed and is probably dangerously insane and that he is likely to show up somewhere else at any time and committee some further acts of violence.