The Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, Ga,
April 17, 1880
---Cedartown Advertiser: Last Saturday Wes. Buchanan; colored, was brought
to this place from Rome and lodged in jail. In the spring of 1866? Wes. Was
accused of committing a rape on the person of Mrs. Dunaway, a widow lady
living near this place. When an attempt was made to arrest him he fled, and
was afterwards arrested in Gordon county, where he was confined in jail and
the sheriff of Polk notified. Before the sheriff reached Calhoun Wes. Broke
jail, but was again after considerable difficulty arrested and brought here
and confined. He stayed in jail here but a very short while before he broke
out and his whereabouts was not known until information reached here a few
weeks ago that he was in Tennessee, and had been arrested. He was living
near South Pittsburgh, Marion county, with his wife and sister-in-law, with
whom he got into a mess, and they told on him. He was captured by a Mr. Winn
and several other parties, who, upon being notified that Polk county would
bear the expenses of arrest and bringing him here came with the prisoner to
Rome, and Mr. John Powell, one of the marshals of Cedartown, with the proper
papers went up and brought him down. (The Daily Constitution, Atlanta, GA,
April 17, 1880)
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