Hunted Negro is Arrested Today

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Decatur Daily
Place of publication: Decatur, AL
Date of publication: 1930

LIVINGSTON, Ala., Aug 23-(AP)

Tom Robertson negro under indictment charging murder in connection with the disorder at Emelle, near here, July Fourth, today was brought in by W. T. Treadway, of Boyd, Ala, and W. L. Grantham, of Porterville,  Miss., who captured him in the woods near the state line.

Roberson and his sons,Ollis and John, were indicted Wednesday by a special Sumpter county grand jury that investigated the Emelle disorders. The slaying of the Boyd resulted in the killings of Charlie Marrs, white, three other negroes and the lynching of Esau Robertson, one of Tom’s sons.