Sheriff Rich Makes an Arrest
The Montpelier Examiner, February 16, 1912
Last Tuesday afternoon Sheriff Rich, assisted by officer Robison of this city, arrested Joe Cohen, Hugh Hall, J F O'Connor and Otto Peteriet on warrants charging those men with conducting a common nuisance, in that they kept whisky for sale in their places of business.
O'Connor and Peteriet furnished bonds in the sum of $1000 each for their appearance at preliminary hears, but Hall and Cohen were compelled to take up lodging at the Hotel Rich in Paris, pending their trial.
The evidence for the arrest of these men were furnished the officers by Van Henderson and O R Kelly, two "detectives" who were employed by the county and who posed as real estate agents during the ten days or more they spent in Montpelier.