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Arrest, Conviction and Sentence Come Within 24-Hour Period in Stark

Dickinson, N.D., June 15—States Attorney Burgeson made quick work with one George Phelps, who was arrested late in the afternoon and entered a plea of guilty in a statutory charge before Judge Crawford this morning. Phelps reached Dickinson from Killdeer at noon, and about 6 o'clock in the evening he was arrested on complaint of Alfred Peterson, a twelve-year-old boy, on whom the outrage was committe {sp}. Less than 24 hours after his arrest, Phelps was on his way to the state penitentiary at Bismarck to spent 3½ years there at hard labor.

Much credit is due States Attorney Burgeson for his work in cases of this character, as in nearly every criminal case brought before him he succeeds in getting the party to plead guilty, thereby saving the county thousands of dollars which would necessarily have to be spent in the proesecution of such cases.

Phelps claims to have been working at Hazen, on the Killdeer branch.

Bismarck Tribune, 6/15/1917

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Posted 06/15/2013