Oak Park Criminal Flees to California, Cannot Escape Long Arm of the Law
On February 10th, 1917 the Oak Park Oak Leaves ran a story titled “Arrest Suspect in California.” It details the story of the Chief of Police Lee and Sergeant Parles who travelled to California to arrest Stanley Williams, who was wanted on suspicion of robbing Herman Jackson. Jackson, a messenger for the Public Service Company, was bound and gagged and robbed of $1,023, totalling to about $18,000 in 2013.
However, it was later found that Jackson himself was an accomplice to the robbery and was placed on parole by the court because he was a youth. There were two other young men allegedly involved with the robbery who still remained at large at the time the article was written.
Written and researched by Brian Cannon