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Oliver Piatt Captured at Vanceburg

“Oliver Piatt is in jail, charged with cutting Ulysses Grant Chapman with a knife. The trouble occurred April 26th, at a dance on Rocky Fork.”

“Piatt skipped to Kentucky immediately after the cutting and has been living near Vanceburg. A warrant was issued from Squire Hall’s court and Constable Shields has been trailing Piatt. Tuesday the latter was arrested by the marshal of Vanceburg. He consented to come to Ohio without requisition papers and was lodged in jail Tuesday night.”1

  1. At Vanceburg. (1899, September 13). Portsmouth Daily Times, p. 1.
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