Sheriff Murphy Cut With Knife

The Gazette
December 10, 1902

Last Saturday evening C. D. Covington, Henry Futch, Tom Ferguson and others “donned their war paint,” and for a time made matters very lively on Main street in Farmerville. It looked as if a regular “knock down and drag out” affair would be the result. Failing to quiet the belligerents, Marshal Dawson called upon Sheriff Murphy and a few citizens to assist him in arresting them. Covington resisted the officers, and as Sheriff Murphy grabbed him, Covington cut at him in a violent manner with his knife. Luckily Mr. Murphy received only a slight wound in his side just above the hip, but his coat and vest were ripped for several inches by Covington’s knife. Covington was then overpowered and carried to jail, but was released Monday on a $350 bond. A charge of cutting with attempt to kill was preferred against him. As the matter will be given judicial investigation, we withhold comment further than to state bare facts.



Tell Us What You Think About It

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.