The Caddo Herald
April 2, 1920
Frank Sawyer Given a Life Time Sentence
Last Monday, Frank Sawyer, having previously entered a plea of guilty to the charge of murdering Loren Bleeker, was sentenced by Judge March to imprisonment for life in the State penitentiary at McAlester.
Clarence Allison pled guilty to charge of burglary of Donahue’s Style Shop; was given a sentence of three and a half years.
Barney Compton entered a plea of guilty to an assault and battery charge; was fined $50 and costs.
Tom Beashears was given two years on a plea of guilty.
Albert McFarland, who engaged in a pistol duel over a month ago, and received a wound in his arm, was assessed a $100 fine for assault and battery, the crime having been reduced. McFarland fired several times and having hit nothing, Judge March said his marksmanship was so poor he would change the charge of the crime from assault with intent to kill to assault and battery and fine him $100. The Herald believes the Judge thought McFarland shut his eyes when he fired.