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ENOCH (Enrich) THOMPSON & wife -- robbed by Elam Curtis

Source: Logansport Pharos-Tribune - 13 January 1898 p 2

Veedersburg, Ind., Jan. 13 - This county came near being thrown into mob violence caused by robbery and nearly murder. A few night since Enrich Thompson and wife were visited by burglars at their home near here and Mrs. Thompson was knocked down and a large gash was cut on her forehead. They were both then put in a closet and locked up and were not found until the next day. A detective of Indianapolis was hired, who commenced work on the case. Friday he arrested Alam Curtis, who was given a preliminary examination and bound over to court in $1,000 bonds. Five hundred neighbors of Thompson gathered here and there was frequent talk of mob violence. It is thought that Curtis will be hanged by a mob if his guilt is established. - -

Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal Friday, 11 March 1898
Hon. P. S. Kennedy has returned from Covington where he presided as Judge in the trial of Elam Curtis, charged with having robbed and tortured Enoch Thompson and wife near Veedersburg last December. The trial consumed several days and the jury brought in a verdict of guilty.

Source: Logansport Pharos - 8 March 1898

Covington, Ind., March 8 - Elam Curtis, who assaulted and robbed Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Thompson, a venerable couple residing near Veedersburg, subjecting them to numerous indignities, and finally driving them into a closet, where they remained for hours as prisoners, was found guilty.

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