• Short Summary

    A THREE-DAY PURSUIT FOR TWO EX-CONVICTS WANTED FOR ALLEGED ARMED ROBBERY, MURDER AND KIDNAPPING ENDED IN AMERICA YESTERDAY MORNING WHEN CALIFORNIAN POLICE ARRESTED THEM ON THE NEVADA BORDER.

  • Description

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    GV PLANE ARRIVES IN SACRAMENTO WITH CHAMPION FAMILY.
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    2.
    CU THEIR 10-YEAR OLD SON WAITS TO GREET THEM.
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    SV MR. CHAMPION WALKS FROM PLANE CARRYING HIS DAUGHTER, FOLLOWED BY WIFE, GREETED BY PRESSMEN.
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    GV PRESSMEN AROUND FAMILY.
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    5.
    SV MRS. CHAMPION ENTERS CAR WITH BABY.
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    SCU INT MRS. CHAMPION WITH BABY ON LAP.
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    CU BABY.
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    8.
    SCU MRS. CHAMPION.
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    STV ALLEGED KIDNAPPERS TAKEN FROM POLICE CAR INTO BUILDING.
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    Background: A THREE-DAY PURSUIT FOR TWO EX-CONVICTS WANTED FOR ALLEGED ARMED ROBBERY, MURDER AND KIDNAPPING ENDED IN AMERICA YESTERDAY MORNING WHEN CALIFORNIAN POLICE ARRESTED THEM ON THE NEVADA BORDER. THE MEN, WILBUR GREY, AGED 30, AND KARL BOWLES, 24, WERE SAID TO HAVE THROWN AWAY THEIR WEAPONS AND GIVEN IN WITHOUT A FIGHT.

    TWO HOURS EARLIER, MRS. HALE CHAMPION, WIFE OF CALIFORNIA'S STATE FINANCE DIRECTOR, AND HER BABY HAD BEEN RELEASED. MR. AND MRS. CHAMPION AND THE CHILD WERE SAID TO HAVE BEEN KIDNAPPED YESTERDAY IN SACRAMENTO, NEAR WHERE SIX OTHER ALLEGED HOSTAGES HAD BEEN LEFT IN A CAMPING CAR. THE FAMILY WERE FLOWN BACK TO SACRAMENTO FROM NEVADA THE SAME MORNING.

    AT TONOPAH, 80 MILES EAST OF THE CALIFORNIAN BORDER, THE CONVICTS WERE REPORTED TO HAVE DEMANDED SANDWICHES AT A CLUB AND TO HAVE FIRED WARNING SHOTS. A CARD DEALER AT THE CLUB SHOT THREE TIMES INTO THE BACK OF THE CAR AT THE SECOND OF THE FUGITIVES. THE BULLETS GRAZED MR. CHAMPION.

    THE POLICE ALERT BEGAN ON TUESDAY WITH THE REPORTED THEFT OF GBP4,800 FROM A BANK IN PORTLAND, OREGON. IT WAS FOLLOWED BY THE ALLEGED MURDER OF A POLICEMAN AND THE ALLEGED KIDNAPPING OF SIX PEOPLE. THEY WERE ALL RELEASED NEAR SACRAMENTO ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT. THE CHAMPIONS WERE SAID TO HAVE BEEN TAKEN HOSTAGE FROM THEIR HOUSE EARLY ON THURSDAY MORNING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4UA55P5QZ2N5WN52KVPTP5S2R
    Media URN:
    VLVA4UA55P5QZ2N5WN52KVPTP5S2R
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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