Constable James S. Childress

Constable James S. Childress

Marshall County Constable's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Thursday, December 14, 1893

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James S. Childress

Constable James Childress was shot and killed approximately eight miles east of Guntersville while attempting to serve papers in a civil suite.

The subject opened fire on Constable Childress with a shotgun after the constable dismounted his horse to serve the papers.

The man fled the area and was arrested in Texas in March 1895. He was returned to Alabama where he was charged with murder. He was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 10 years.

Bio

  • Age 42
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 years

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My great grandfather. His wife was pregnant with my grandmother when he died.

Rhonda Banks
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October 6, 2017

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