I know this isn’t a Caddo story, but it was so fascinating I had to post it anyway!
The Caddo Banner
July 20, 1894
An Atrocious Crime
Yesterday Deputy United States Marshal Jim Yarbrough passed through this city with Jim Jones, Buck Linney and J. P. Palmer. The men were taken from here to Sherman and lodged in jail.
The charge under which the men were arrested is a serious one. It is assault to murder and robbery committed upon the person of Dick Young of Gordonville June 23.
Young’s story is as follows: he was riding along on horseback in the territory near Colbert, I. T. when he met four men who assaulted him. In the fight which followed Young had two ribs broken and two fingers shot off. He was overpowered and $1635 taken from his person. His assailants then took him to the railroad track and tied him fast to the rails near a curve where it would be impossible for the engineer to see him in time to stop. The robbers then took his horse and saddle and valise and departed.
Young, after hard work, managed to free himself just a few minutes before a train dashed around the curve and over the place where he was just a few moments before tied hard and fast.
Last evening Deputy United States Marshal Jim Yarbrough and posse, accompanied by Young, went to the house of Jim Palmer, a farmer living a few miles west of Durant. Here Young positively identified Palmer, Jim Jones, and Buck Linney, who were at Palmer’s house, as three of his assailants. The men were arrested and taken to Durant and then to Sherman as stated above.