Caddo Free Press
Friday, January 24, 1879
A well known whisky peddler, McCarthy, alias Lott, alias “Old Red” was arrested at Atoka yesterday by Deputy Marshal Clay and Ayers.
St. Louis Globe Democrat, St. Louis, Missouri, Friday
February 20, 1880
Caddo, I.T., February 19- A desperado named David Folsom left Denison in the evening with eight quarts of whisky, and, arriving here drunk and boisterous, was ordered by Deputy United States Marshals Ayers and Stephens (sic/Stephenson?) to surrender. Folsom resisted, and the only reply to the command of the officers was a shot from his revolver, but he missed and the officers shot him in the leg and body fatally. He died shortly after. (This was later found to contain several errors concerning the situation.)
March 3, 1882
J. T. Ayers, a Deputy U. S. Marshal, well-known over the Indian Territory accidentally shot himself in the leg at Ft. Smith one day last week, from the effects of which he died last Wednesday.