Sunday, March 27, 2011

Black Sheep Sunday: South Side Bank Robbery, Kokomo, Indiana (1925)

Warsaw Daily Times, May 6, 1925, page 1.



HARRY PIERPONT TURNS STATE EVIDENCE IN HIS TRIAL FOR BANK ROBBERY


(Special by United Press)


Kokomo, Ind., May 6. - The defense sprang a surprise in the trial Wednesday of Harry Pierpont, Indianapolis, charged with robbing the South Side Bank here.  Pierpont took the stand and admitted practically all of the evidence contained in a confession made by Thaddeus Skeer, of Fort Wayne, who was arrested with him after the robbery.  Pierpont told of entering and holding up the bank and fleeing to Fort Wayne, where he said the loot was divided between himself and three others.  He said that the robbery was planned by Skeer.


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Cousin Harry PIERPONT (1902-1934) was sentenced to 10 to 21 years for the robbery of the South Side State Bank in Kokomo, Indiana.


Black Sheep Sunday – create a post with the main focus being an ancestor with a “shaded past.” Bring out your ne’er-do-wells, your cads, your black widows, your horse thieves and tell their stories. And don’t forget to check out the International Black Sheep Society of Genealogists (IBSSG). This is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers.
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