The Caddo Herald
March 11, 1938
Robbery is Frustrated by Night Watchman W. C. Castleberry
W. C. (Dick) Castleberry, the Caddo night watchman, frustrated what might have been a wholesale robbery of business houses Wednesday night when he exchanged shots with the lookout man of the gang, which was estimated to number as many as five, while the robbers were engaged in robbing three stores. Castleberry was not hit by the three charges of a shotgun in the hands of the lookout and said he didn’t think he hit the man with two shots from his pistol.
Only a small amount of cash was taken by the robbers in the Boone & Styron store, Henry F. Bass, and the law office of John L. Boland.
The robbers gained entrance into Boone & Styron’s by cutting a hole in the roof where they obtained $3 from the cash register and then gained admission to Bass’ by climbing over the partition where they obtained $6 from the cash register. It is thought they were in Mr. Boland’s office when the shots were exchanged and were frightened away. The safe had been broken into but nothing was disturbed.
The exchange of shots came behind Downing’s restaurant.
Undersheriff G. G. Murphy and deputy sheriff J. R. McLaughlin investigated the robbery but up to press time no definite clues as to the robbers had been discovered.