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Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -

100 YEARS AGO July 13, 1917

FAYET­TEVILLE — A lone ban­dit, un­masked, robbed the Bank of Richland at Drake’s Creek, Madi­son County of $885 in coin and cur­rency at 3 o’clock this af­ter­noon, and es­caped be­fore the rob­bery be­came known. Tonight of­fi­cers of Madi­son and Washington coun­ties are search­ing for him. The rob­ber walked into the bank and held up the cashier, Earl Hill, at the point of a gun. He marched Hill to the vault and locked him in by turn­ing the com­bi­na­tion. He then looted the cash draw­ers at his leisure and walked out upon the street.

50 YEARS AGO July 13, 1967

BEN­TON — David Washington, 25, of Jack­sonville, has been charged with pos­ses­sion of un­taxed liquor and reck­less driv­ing fol­low­ing his ar­rest in Sa­line County Tues­day night. State Trooper Charles King said he found more than 50 gal­lons of un­taxed liquor in the trunk and back seat of Washington’s car. King said Washington was ar­rested about a mile west of the Baux­ite-Bryant over­pass.

25 YEARS AGO July 13, 1992

■ A 13-year-old Lit­tle Rock girl was shot and killed early Sun­day and a sec­ond girl, 15, was in­jured when a gun­man opened fire at 15th and Oak streets, po­lice said. Lame­sha Bar­ton of 166 Gran­ite Moun­tain Cir­cle was shot once in the up­per chest about 1 a.m. when a gun­man “slipped around the side of a house and started shoot­ing,” Lit­tle Rock po­lice Lt. John Martin said. Bar­ton was taken by pri­vate ve­hi­cle to Arkansas Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal in Lit­tle Rock, where she was pro­nounced dead about 2 a.m. Ni­cole Chung of 819 S. Val­mar was treated at Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal for gun­shot wounds to both legs and re­leased Sun­day, a Hos­pi­tal spokesman said.

10 YEARS AGO July 13, 2007

PINE BLUFF — A Pine Bluff man faces a cap­i­tal mur­der charge in the beat­ing death of his girl­friend’s in­fant child. Trav­e­les Bullard, 21, turned him­self in at the Jef­fer­son County sher­iff’s of­fice at 4:30 p.m. Wed­nes­day, his fam­ily mem­bers and pas­tor by his side, and was transported to the Pine Bluff Po­lice Depart­ment about an hour later, author­i­ties said Thurs­day. Bullard is ac­cused of killing Jer­mauri Craig, who was 9 months old. He is sched­uled to ap­pear in Jef­fer­son County Cir­cuit Court at 10 a.m. to­day for a prob­a­ble-cause hear­ing.

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