|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.