Sheriff Probing killing of Negro Assault Suspect

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Centreville Press
Place of publication: Centreville, AL
Date of publication: 9/28/1933 0:00
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Sheriff Probing Killing Of Negro Assault Suspect The second lynching in Tuscaloosa County within six weeks was under investigation by the sheriff’s department Monday. Sheriff Shamblin ordered the inquiry Sunday 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 sold 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 than that required when he was released on bail a week ago.