The Gazette October 4, 1899 The grand jury failed to find a bill of indictment against Jim Shelton and Virge Wheeler who were arrested for alleged complicity in the mysterious murder of Mr. D. Arent in 1894; and they were released from custody last Thursday, after having been confined in the parish jail about two … Continue reading No Indictment
The Gazette August 30, 1899 Neither Jim Shelton nor Virge Wheeler, who were arrested and jailed about a month ago on charge of complicity with the murder of Mr. D. Arent, have been released from custody. They are yet in jail, and the fact that they have not been notified of further incarceration under a … Continue reading Shelton and Wheeler
The Gazette July 26, 1899 James Shelton and Virge Wheeler, two negroes, have been arrested and placed in jail here, charged with the murder of David Arent, in January 1894. It is not publicly known what evidence there is against the darkies, leading to their arrests.