Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Atlanta Constitution
Place of publication: Atlanta, Georgia
Date of publication: 1912

The Victim’s Brother is being Chased and Will Likely Meet Same Fate. Demopolis,  Ala., August 5- Sam Verge, a negro, was taken from officers late Saturday night near Halls, creek, Marengo County, near here, and riddled with bullets. His brother, Richard, heavily armed, is being sought by a posse and if caught the same fate probably will be meted out to him. Vernon Tutt, a well-to-do-farmer, was the employer of the negroes and Saturday evening had words with them about putting a team of horses out of the rain. Tutt struck one of the negroes with his fist and the other got possession of a shotgun in Gandy’s store and barricaded themselves after driving Gandy and Tutt off. Later Tutt returned and was shot and mortally wounded, Gandy gave the alarm. A large crowd arrived, and not finding the negro in the store, went in pursuit and captured him.


(1912, August 6th). NEGRO LYNCHED BY ALABAMA MOB. The Atlanta Constitution.