Mobile Mob Storms Jail

Source Type: Newspaper
Author: n.a.
Publisher: The Marion Democrat
Place of publication: Marion, AL
Date of publication: 10/10/1906

MOBILE MOB STORMS JAIL. Special Officer Hoyle Shot While Dc- V fending Negro. .. , . . . s. Mobile, . Ala. Mobile was in a state of frenzy bordering on madness because of an outrage committed on twelve-year-old Ruth … Sessaman, a school girl, daughter of J. Blount Sessaman, residing four miles Vest of Mobile, by James Robinson, an eighteen-year-old negro, .who was captured, taken before the girl and positively identified as her assailant. Soon a mob of about 500 attacked the jail, . demanding the negro. Sheriff Powers met the leaders and informed them that the man they were seeking was not in the jail and never had been broueht there. He let about forty men walk through the’ corridors to assure the mob that the negro was not there. ‘ , While this search was going on pistol shots rang out, and Special Officer Roy Hoyle,. of the Mobile and Ohio Railroad, who was among a number of men ‘endeavoring to pacify the crowd, fell to the ground mortally wounded


“Mobile Mob Storms Jail.” The Marion Democrat (Marion, AL), October 10, 1906.