Through The Hip


Fargo, June 21.—Albert Gray, so the testimony says, fired a shot at Sarah Colton, 15, because she did not take kindly to his devotions to her. The man's marksmanship was poor and he missed his mark, the bullet lodging in the wall of the room in which the incident accured {sp}.

When arraigned before a police judge yesterday, Gray deferred his plea and was turned over to the sheriff. His bail was fixed at $2,000 which he was unable to furnish and he is now occupying a cell in the county jail. His hearing has been set for Saturday morning.

The prisoner, it is charged, went to Miss Colton's home for a visit, and renewed his ardent offers of love, asking the girl to marry him but was asked to leave. He later returned and it is charged, threatened the girl and her mother. A member of Company H, guarding the railroad bridge, was asked to come to help them. As Gray was being forced out of the building, it is said, he fired the shot at the girl and as he was making a dash across the bridge to Moorhead, fired another at the pursuing guardsman.

Gray is a laborer, about 32 years old and has been in Fargo for some time. He has been paying attention to Miss Colton for some months and has threatened the girl and her mother on different occasions. He was arrested on a charge of making an assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to kill.

Grand Forks Herald, 6/21/1917


Posted 06/21/2017