Celebrating History: crime and politics


Last updated 8/28/2020 at 11:49am

By Emily Mayer

A.B. Livermore, the escaped prisoner from last week’s column, had been apprehended but had very interesting news to share, which was published in the Aug. 12, 1920, edition of The Hill County Democrat:


Sheriff Matt McLain has safely landed A. B. Livermore, who broke jail here and was recaptured in Canada, in the state penitentiary at Deer Lodge, where he will serve a term of from 10 to 20 years on conviction for grand larceny.

After being taken to Deer Lodge, Livermore confessed that in the house where he was captured by the Hill county sheriff t...

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