Jeff Thomas

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: Gavelston Daily News
Place of publication: Gavelston Texas
Date of publication: 1891-05-30

Escaped to hell

The Only Excuse a Posse Would Make for the Avscence of a Prsoner

Birmingham, Ala, May 29- Jeff Thomas, a negro who assaulted Mrs. J.V. Neal at Townley, Walker county, a week ago was captured last night and is supposed to have been lynched after midnight.  He was in charge of a posse waiting the arrival of the sheriff who when he came discovered the negro gone.  All the captors wold say was that Thomas had escaped to hell.