News from Adair County


Adair County News, April 21, 1948

Local Banker's Clothes Stolen

James Shepherd, 24, and Gene Conover, 25, both of Indianapolis, Ind., formerly of this county, were arrested here Saturday afternoon by Chief of Police Bert Harper, charged with drunk and disorderly conduct. Both were registered at the Miller Hotel.

Shepherd, who was arrested after he was seen leaving the side entrance of the building, had in his possession a new suit of clothes, overcoat, clock and flashlight which belonged to Bruce Montgomery, local banker, who lives at the hotel. Conover was taken into custody shortly thereafter when he became so disorderly that the hotel management called Chief Harper.

The two were lodges in jail until Monday morning when they were taken before Police Judge C.G. Jeffries.

Shepherd was fined $19.50 and Conover $24.40 for drunkeness. Shepherd was then taken before County Judge E.G. Hardwick, who ordered him held to the grand jury on a petty larceny charge under $800 bond.