Greene County

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Weekly Advertiser
Place of publication: Montgomery, Alabama
Date of publication: 1884

Eutaw Whig: A friend from Clinton writes: “I have just heard of a very shocking affair, and the citizens in Mrs. Sidney Carpenter’s neighborhood are all in arms, hunting down the fiend. While the mother and brother of a young lady were out looking after a mule which had been yoked, and hearing an unusual sound at the horse lot, went in that direction, when a negro man, named Joe Robertson entered the house and attempted a rape upon the young lady, and to prevent her giving alarm, choked her and dragged her forty yards, leaving the trace upon the ground. A young man who was also at the lot, had gone over to go hunting, blew his horn which is supposed to have caused the fiend to desist. It is said her neck is much bruised. Glad to hear that he failed to accomplish his design. The citizens are determined to have him and are guarding the roads at night.”