|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm
of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 1/13/1921.
Griffith Still at Large
Holly Griffith, who made his escape from the penitentiary last week
is still at large, the efforts of the prison and other authorities proving
After killing the engineer of the power plant and setting fire to the
tailor shop belonging to the penitentiary, the bandit made his escape and
is presumed to have his way east toward Fairmont as he is said to have
been seen between that city and Mannington. He was also seen at Mosby's
Rock, in Marshall county.
It is stated by men who know Griffith that he has made threats that
he would kill several persons, if he ever got the chance, and these individuals
are alarmed since they have learned of his escape. One of these is
a brother-in-law named Dawson, a resident of Wirt county, against whom
he has an old grudge over the division of some property. Another
is Robert Lemon, of Cairo, who arrested Griffith at Athens and took him
back to Cairo in handcuffs, an indignity which rankled his bosom, and it
was while they were passing along the town that it is alleged he told Lemon
that he would kill him the first chance he got.