Orders Probe of Negro Lynching

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Grand Island Daily Independent
Place of publication: Grand Island, Nebraska
Date of publication: 9/26/1933 0:00
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The second lynching in Tuscaloosa county within the past six weeks was under investigation by the sheriff’s department today. Sheriff Shamblin ordered the inquiry yesterday after the body of Dennis Cross, negro under bond on a charge of assaulting a white woman, was taken from his home by men posing as officers and shot to death. The sheriff said he was told the group of six or seven men appeared at the negro’s home and told Dennis it was necessary for him to go to Tuscaloosa and post a bond larger.