Fugitives from Justice


Copied from the Adjatant General's Office, State of Texas

Red River County


This information was copied in 1878 by Texas Ranger Sergeant James B. Gillett
Published by State House Press 1997



Guest, Elisha...Murder; committed in '69; indicted same year; 23 yrs old, fair complexion, blue eyes, about 6 feet high, weight about 170 pounds.

Jones, Hugh...Murder; committed in '67; indicted '68; 30 years old; about 5 feet 10 or 11 inches high, weight 140 pounds, florid complexion, light hair, blue eyes, which have a peculiar expression, near-sighted.

Harrist, James A..Murder; committed '69; indicted '70; 40 or 45 years old, light complexion, red hair and beard, thin visage, lame in one leg, weight about 140 pounds.

Bagwell, Wm...Murder; committed '71; indicted same year; light complexion, blue eyes, about 27 years old, 6 ft 1 or 2 inches high, weight 180 or 200 pounds, supposed to be in Western Texas

Woods, Alex.....Murder; committed in '73; indicted August, same year; negro, 22 years, heavy set, 5 feet 5 or 6 inches high, weight 160 pounds, supposed to be in the Chocktaw Nation.

Jacks, J. H....Murder; committed '75; indicted April, same year; 26 or 27 years old, weight 150 or 160 pounds, 5 feet 10 inches high, black hair, light complexion, blue eyes; In Arkansas.

Chappell, Joseph...Murder; committed '76; indicted May, same year; 20 years old, light complexion, light hair, blue eyes, about 5 feet 10 inches high, weight about 130 pounds, a scar on his face.

Milor, Volney V....Murder; committed '76, indicted May, same year; 5 feet 9 inches high, about 22 or 23 years old; square build, weight 130 pounds, blue yees, light hair, whiskers light and thin when not shaved.

Covington, James A...Murder; committed '76, indicted May, same year; 28 years old, 5 feet 10 inches high, weight 165 pounds, light complexion.

Fenton, John...Theft from a house; committed '73; indicted February '74; about 6 feet high, weight 160 or 170 pounds, dark skin, black hair, black eyes, large nose, peaked face, rather good looking.

Caton, Cato...Theft of hog; committed '74; indicted June, same year.

Bates, Frank...Murder; committed '73; indicted February, same year.

Mitchell, Jake . . .Theft from a house; comitted '74; indicted October same year; negro; about 20 years old, spare build, full face 5 feet 10 inches high, weight about 140 pounds; in Arkansas

Reed, Harrison...Theft from a house; committed '74; indicted October, same year; negro, small size; about 30 years old, 5 feet 10 or 11 inches high, weight 140 or 150 pounds.

Bates, Frank...Murder; committed '73; indicted February, same year.

Mitchell, Jake ...Theft from a house; committed '74; indicted October, same year; negro, small size; about 30 years old, 5 feet 10 or 11 inches high, weight 140 or 150 pounds.

Reed, Harrison...Theft from a house; committed '74; indicted October, same year; negro, small size; abotu 30 years old, 5 feet 10 or 11 inches high, weight 140 or 150 pounds.

Rutherford, Taul...Theft of hog; committed '74; indicted October, same year; negro; 40 or 45 years old, weight 155 or 160 pounds, about 5 feet 9 or 10 inches high, some beard.

Holtzclaw, Gus...Assault to Murder; committed '73; indicted October, same year; 6 feet high, weight 190 or 200 pounds, light complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, 28 years old. In Arkansas.

Wilburn, Rachel...Burglary; committed '73; indicted October, '74; negress; 35 or 40 years old, weight 130 or 140 pounds. In Titus county.

Black, Wm...Theft of cattle; committed '74; indicted August '75

Chastine, Matt...Theft of cattle; committed '74; indicted August '75

Wilson, John ...Theft; committed '74; indicted August '75

Mahalla, Robert...Murder; committted '75; indicted August, same year; Choctaw Indian; about 6 feet high, light complexion for an Indian, black hair and eyes, weight 160 pounds.

Rice, Robert...Murder; committed '75; indicted December, same year; 5 feet 6 inches high, light hair, blue eyes, fair complexion, spare build, weight 125 or 130 pounds.

Hensley Lewis W...Assault to mrder; indicted May 25 '77; about 28 years old, about 5 feet 6 inches high, weighs about 150 pounds, light hair, long sharp nose, blue eyes, small whiskers on chin, is now in Cook county.

Watts, Julius...Murder; indicted May 25 '77; 21 or 11 years old, 5 feet 9 inches high, slender in form, weighs about 135 pounds, dark hair, brown eyes, no beard, in Choctaw Nation

Carroll, William...Assault to murder; indicted May 25 '77

Pitman, George...Embezzlement; indicted May 29 '77.

Caldwell, Otho; and Jones, Ike...Assault to murder; indicted May 20 '77.

Keith, Jack...Theft of horse; indicted June 2 '77.

Buchanan, T. J. ...Assault to murder; indicted May 25 '77; about 45 years old, 5 feet 8 inches high, dark complexion, gray hair and whiskers, heavy set, weighs about 150 pounds, supposed to be in Louisiana.

Bryson, Sam...Theft of a horse; indicted May 25 '77

Chastine, Mack...Theft of a horse; indicted May 25 '77

Mooney and Crawford...Theft of a box of boots; indicted May 25 '77

Smith, John...Assault to murder; indicted May 25 '77

McCrary, JOhn...Theft of a horse; indicted June 2 '77; about 26 years old, about 5 feet 9 inches high, slender in form, red hair, freckled faced, small blue or gray eyes

Scales, J. H....Rape; indicted November '76

Allen, Augt. A...Swindling; indicted February '73; 5 feet 7 inches high, 34 years old, blue eyes, slender, weighs 140 pounds, quick spoken.

Allen, Chas...Swindling; indicted February, '73.

Loughery, B....Swindling; indicted February, '73.

Fletcher, Howard...Murder; indicted February, '75.

Fletcher, Robert...Murder; indicted February, '75.

Gordon, Wm...Murder; indicted November '76; 30 years old, 5 feet 8 inches high, black curly hair, short, black and thick whiskers dark brown eyes, weighs 140 pounds.

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