Took Man From Home And Shot Him, Is Report Four White Men Held in Connection With Brutal Murder in Alabama

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Pittsburgh Courier
Place of publication: Pittsburgh, PA
Date of publication: 7/7/1923

MONTGOMERY, Ala., July 4 – Report of the arrest and imprisonment of four white men in Baldwin county on a charge of taking a citizen from his home and killing him was received by the State Law Enforcement Department Friday afternoon. The white men are Ernest McMillan, Morton Taylor, George Feulner and Feulner Stewart. They were arrested by Sheriff W. R. Stewart and agents of the state Law Enforcement Department and placed in the Baldwin county jail at Bay Minette Thursday.

Death a Mystery

It is alleged that the man, whose name was not given, was called to his doot by a voice, and when he reached the door was seized and carried about three hundred yards from his house. One gun shot was heard. The next morning the man was found with a bullet wound in his body. He died later in the day.

Walter K. McAdory, chief of the Law Enforcement Department, was advised and agents were sent to Baldwn county Wednesday. It is alleged that the man, shortly before his death, gave the names of white men who were in the party. The ceime is alleged to have been committed near Brumley, about 12 miles from Bay Minette.

Incomplete information regarding the case has been received by the Law Enforcement Department, but Chief McAdory said it had been alleged that the dead man had been suspected of furnishing information which resulted in the destruction of a still.


“Took Man From Home And Shot Him, Is Report; Four White Men Held in Connection With Brutal Murder in Alabama.” The Pittsburgh Courier (Pittsburgh, PA), July 7, 1923.