Freaks of Nature

Young Man Accused of Serious Crime

Hillsboro, N. D., Dec. 13—Oscar E. Johnson of Ervin township, Traill county, was arrested here Wednesday charged with criminal assault, on complaint of Sophia Peterson of Neilsville, N. D. {sp} It is alleged that Johnson who has always borne a good reputation here, and who has many friends, took the girl riding in his auto in Neilsville, and attempted to assault her.

A number of young men hearing her cries, came to her rescue. It is said that Johnson shot at the young men, but no one was injured.

Johnson was arrested by Sheriff Harry Wulff at Traill county and today was taken to Polk county by Sheriff Kelly of Crookston and lodged in jail. Friends of Johnson say he was intoxicated at the time of the attempted assault.

Valley City Times-Record, 12/18/1913

Intentions of Killing

Posted 02/02/2016