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Detective in Greenpoint Bklyn 1882 prisoner escapes/captured
Posted by: Cyber Angel (ID *****0850) Date: September 04, 2002 at 08:52:16
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BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE Thursday, 2 April 1885
DONLON'S DESPERATE PRISONER A Greenpoint Detective Who Had His Hands Full. At 10 o'clock last evening, as Detective DONLON, of the Seventh Precinct, was walking through India street, Greenpoint, he heard a woman's cry for help. Near Franklin street, he found a man who had his coat off and who was assaulting a young woman. At the detective's
approach the girl's assailant fled. He proved to be a fleet runner and soon outstripped his pursuer. At Eagle street the fugitive stumbled and fell hurting himself severely. DONLON assisted him to his feet. While
taking him to the station house the man turned on his captor and dealt him a stunning blow in the face, knocking him down. DONLON grappled with the man, and in the struggle the latter escaped. This morning as DONLON was on his way to the station house he noticed a man going down
Green street who resembled his assailant. He pursued him and captured him as he was about entering the factory of J. REEVES & CHURCH. A desperate fight again occurred, the prisoner making frantic efforts to escape. At the station house he gave his name as William BLANCHARD, residing at No. 85 North Tenth street. He was taken before Justice
NAEHER this morning and held for examination. I am not related & have no other info.

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