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War Against Bootleggers

KEELEY, DYE, MCELROY, EDWARDS, MCPEAK, JANKINS, DAVIS, GIBSON, NIMS

Posted By: Ken Wright (email)
Date: 3/14/2015 at 10:17:07

Jackson Sentinel, February 9, 1926

WAR AGAINST BOOTLEGGERS IS ON

Under the supervision of County Attorney Keeley, Sheriff Dye and Deputy Sheriff McElroy, a roundup of bootleggers has been begun in our city and community which promises to be one of the biggest cleanup campaigns staged here in many moons. This morning the officers raided the John Edwards home in this city and uncovered a ten gallon still together with a quantity of hootch and material for making still more. Search of the A. McPeak house was made where a supply of the "pizen" was uncovered. Both Edwards and McPeak were placed under arrest as was also William Jankins, Glen Davis and Wayne Gibson, the last three named being charged with bootlegging. The quintet was escorted to the county jail where they now await arraignment before justice court the time set for such hearing being Thursday morning. Officials intimate that it is quite probable that the number of boarders at hotel de Dye will materially increase before the next few days come to a close as it is intended to make the cleanup thorough and without discrimination.

Earl Nims who had for several weeks been at liberty on bond on bond and charged with bootlegging, plead guilty this morning and was sentenced to ninety days in the county jail.


 

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