ALBERT GRAY SENT TO PEN FOR ATTEMPTING TO SHOOT YOUNG GIRL
Fargo, N.D., July 31.—Albert Gray, 22 years old, a teamster, who threatened the life of Miss Sarah Calton, 17 years, because she refused to marry him, was sentenced to two years in the state penitentiary when arraigned before Judge A. T. Cole. Following the shooting affair which occurred on Wednesday, June 20, Gray has been a prisoner in the Cass county jail in default of $5,000 bonds fixed by Judge R. F. Miller before whom the preliminary examination was held. Gray was arrested by Chief of Police Malvey, who found the revolver and a bottle of whiskey on the man.
Miss Calton spurned his love and this is believed to have prompted the shooting. The bullet just missed her by about eight inches, striking the panel of the door near which she was standing.
According to the story told by the girl on the witness stand at the time of the preliminary hearing, Gray had threatened her life on several previous occasions, one time he chasing her about the house with a razor in his hand, threatening to take her life with it unless she submitted to his request and marry him.
Grand Forks Herald, 7/31/1917