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Re: Arnold O Dye
Posted by: Joy (ID *****8190) Date: September 26, 2010 at 10:06:55
In Reply to: Arnold O Dye by Patty Chambers of 3613

I have only been able to find three articles on Arnold Dye and the murder by James Jennings. Could you please tell me who he married and possibly his children. Any information you care to share with me. I am researching the Parks family and any desendants that tie in. I understand his mother and step-mother were children of Isom Osborne Parks and Mollie Bird. I am still searching to see if I can find the outcome of the trial but still haven't found it.
Joy

“Charleston Gazette”, March 21, 1950
Murder Coount Faces Mercer County Man
PRINCETON, March 20 - A Mercer County man faced a murder charge today in the shotgun slaying of his sister’s husband following an argument at a tavern near Wolfe.
Sheriff C. C. Elmore said the charge was placed against James Jennings, 30, of Wolfe, in the death of Arnold C. Dye, 33, also of Wolfe.
Dye was shot as he stepped from his automobile in front of a tavern near Wolfe Saturday night. He was taken to the office of a physician at nearby Pocahontas, Va., and died there.
Jennings was arrested an hour after the shooting as he sat in a taxi in front of his home at Wolfe. Elmore, Deputy Sheriff Clarence Swim, and State Trooper C. C. Lively made the arrest.


“Post - Herald”, March 20, 1950
Mercer Man Held On Murder Count
PRINCETON, Mar. 19 - James Jennings, 30, of Wolfe, is in the Mercer county jail charged with the murder of his brother-in-law, Arnold Dye, 38, also of Wolfe.
The shooting occurred near the Blue Bird Inn at Wolfe about midnight, and Dye died about twenty minutes later in the office of Dr. H. H. Ballard at Pocahontas.
According to a statement given to Sheriff Clarence C. Elmore Sunday afternoon, Kelly Kaxey and Duther Williams were arguing in the tavern over a one dollar bill, which was a keepsake of one of the boy’s fathers, and Jennings and Dye got involved in the argument.
Jennings then went home, he said, and drove back to the tavern about 20 minutes later. A 12-gauge shotgun, he said, was in the back of his truck, and when he stopped at the Tavern Dye threatened him with a knife. He got the gun and fired at Dye at close range, the charge hitting him in the left side of the abdomen. He was taken to the doctor’s office, but died from loss of blood soon after his arrival.
Dye was married, and Jennings is also married and the father of three children.
He was arrested while seated in a taxi near his home by Sheriff Elmore, Deputy Sheriff Swim, State Trooper Lively and Pocahontas Patrolman W. W. Wise.
A preliminary hearing will be held Monday in the court of Magistrate rank Gibson of Matoaka on murder charge.


“Charleston Gazette”, March 21, 1950
Murder Count Faces Mercer County Man
PRINCETON, March 20 - A Mercer County man faced a murder charge today in the shotgun slaying of his sister’s husband following an argument at a tavern near Wolfe.
Sheriff C. C. Elmore said the charge was placed against James Jennings, 30, of Wolfe, in the death of Arnold C. Dye, 33, also of Wolfe.
Dye was shot as he stepped from his automobile in front of a tavern near Wolfe Saturday night. He was taken to the office of a physician at nearby Pocahontas, Va., and died there.
Jennings was arrested an hour after the shooting as he sat in a taxi in front of his home at Wolfe. Elmore, Deputy Sheriff Clarence Swim, and State Trooper C. C. Lively made the arrest.


“Charleston Daily Mail”, April 7, 1950
Mercer Countian Indicted in Death
PRINCETON - A murder indictment against James Jennings, 30, of Wolfe, was among 51 felony true bills returned by a grand jury today In Mercer county criminal court.
Jennings was charged with murder in the shooting of his brother-in-law, Arnold C. Dye, 33, of Wolfe, on March 18. Dye was shot in front of a tavern near Wolfe.


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