Bio & Incident Details
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Incident Date: 10/26/1914
Weapon: Edged weapon; Pick ax
Suspect: Not available
Guard Robert Stephens was killed after being struck on the head with a pick ax as he supervised a chaingang doing roadwork south of Arkwright, South Carolina.
After knocking the guard unconscious, the inmate then stole two pistols and $40 in cash from Guard Stephens' pockets before fleeing.
The man was arrested in New Orleans, Louisiana, the following year and returned to Spartanburg County and charged with Guard Stephens' murder.