On a beautiful spring afternoon of April 13, 1925, 5 officers converged on the Holston River bank in Kingsport, Tennessee, guns drawn and ready for action. They were there to arrest a youthful fugutive named Kinnie Wagner, a native of nearby Scott County Virginia, now wanted by the law in Mississippi for allegedly shooting and killing a deputy sheriff. Thus began what may be one of the most well known stories of a southern gunman, his trial, escapes from jail and prison, and his eventual surrender in another state to a woman sheriff. This story, told in the vernacular of an old time Kingsport resident named Pug Potter, contains all the facts and reports of the shootings, the trial, escape, and later career. No southern library is complete without it! Paper back.
Publisher: Pete Dykes