Negro Clayton Located Is Near Hollingers or Twelve Mile Island

Source Type: Newspaper
Author: n.a.
Publisher: The Baldwin Times
Place of publication: Bay Minette, AL
Date of publication: 5/28/1908

Mobile, May 26. – (Special.) Walter Clayton, the escaped convict who is wanted in Baldwin county for rape has been located, according to the story of an escaped convict who was captured in Mobile by a deputy sheriff and placed in jail here.

According to the negro, Clayton and several other convicts are in hiding somewhere in the wilds of Dog River swamp, and a large party of well armed deputies have left for the scene.

The negro’s story as he told it to a representative of the Register is as follows:

The negro whose name is Franklin is an escape from the mines was waiting for one of the party who waiting for one of the party who had gone after provisions when he was noticed by some white people who immediately notified the duputy and after a hard chase the deputy succeeded in capturing the negro. Franklin said that the rest of the party including Walter Clayton are hiding in the swamps near Hollingers or Twelve Mile Island, several miles south of Dog River, and about twelve miles from the city. When asked if any attempt was ever made to capture any of the party Franklin exhibited a bullet wound in his left leg saying that a man had shot him at Dog River a few weeeks ago while trying to capture him. – Mobile Register.


“Negro Clayton Located; Is Near Hollingers or Twelve Mile Island.” The Baldwin Times (Bay Minette, AL), May 28, 1908.