Jail Under Guard

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The San Bernardino County Sun
Place of publication: San Bernardino, California
Date of publication: 8/16/1933 0:00
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JAIL UNDER GUARD TUSCALOOSA, Ala., Aug. 15. – -A company of the Alabama national guard surrounded the county jail today to protect the Negro victim of a bungled lynching. Threats were circulated that a mob would storm the jail. The Negro was Elmore Clark, 28, who was taken from the sheriff Saturday night with Dan Pippen Jr., 18, and A. T. Harden, 16, also Negroes. The bodies of Pippen and Harden were found riddled with bullets in a roadside ditch early Sunday. Clark was found in a shanty last night. He was in a serious condition from two bullet wounds. Authorities believed the mob left him beside Pippen and Harden thinking he was dead and that he freed him- self from a handcuff and crawled to the shanty.