KSP Prisoner 129

Title

KSP Prisoner 129

Subject

KSP mugshots

Description

#129- George Cothran from Pottawattomie county. Sentenced to the Kansas State Penitentiary on 03-25-1902 for Grand Larceny.

A newspaper excerpt from The Wichita Beacon dated Monday Mar. 17, 1902 regarding George Cothran.

CAUGHT A THIRD TIME

Cothran, Who Twice Escaped, Is Again in Law’s Toils
Sheriff Sidney Schram has landed George Cothran behind the bars of the Pottawatomie county jail.
Cothran, it will be remembered, was convicted of the theft of some cotton in this county during Sheriff Billy Trousdale’s administration, and while being taken by that officer to the penitentiary at Lansing, Kan., to serve a sentence of a year and eight months made a break and gained his liberty, while being transferred from the Choctaw to the Santa Fe train at Oklahoma City. He was again captured last summer and jailed at Tecumseh, and later while again enroute to the pen in the custody of Sheriff Schram gave the sheriff the slip while being taken from the lunch room to the train at Arkansas City, and up to Saturday when caught by officers at Ada, I.T., has successfully evaded all efforts at capture.

Date

March 1902

Format

Glass Plate Negative

Identifier

2001.12.2C

Files

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Collection

Citation

“KSP Prisoner 129,” Lansing Historical Museum, accessed April 9, 2020, https://lansingmuseum.omeka.net/items/show/38.