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Your answer on Colon Cochran was Larceny 2 counts convicted not sentenced as of April 1899
I'm not sure if this is the same incident in which you are investigating; however, here is some information from two articles, printed in the Adair County Democrat in April of 1909.
Adair Co. Democrat (from Stillwell Standard) 4/9/1909 (p1c4):
"Deputy Sheriff Sanders arrested Nelson Teehee last Friday (4/2/1909) and brought him over to the authorities. He is charged with two (2) crimes, both of which are very serious - Assault With Intent to Kill City Marshal Rogers; and, robbery (taking guns from the Officer).
Saturday, Sam Sawney was brought in and waived pre-lim hearing. Sunday night, COLON & WILL COCHRAN went in . . . surrendered to Sheriff Adair; and, Monday morning, they were brought before Judge Shannon, and waived pre-lim hearing.
By arguement, their bonds were finally set at $1500 each, which they gave. All their cases will come up at District Court, which convenes next Monday."
Adair Co. Democrat (from Stillwell Standard) 4/23/1909 (p1c1) "Review of Court Work"
The trial of COLON & BILL COCHRAN, NELSON TEHEE, and SAM SAWNEY, who disarmed the officers and shot (wounded) Marshal Rogers on the 17th of last month (3/17/1909), was held at Westville this week.
The evidence all showed that COLON was leader of the gang, that Tehee was unarmed until they took Holt's (another Officer?) pitol, and gave it to him, with which he shot the Marshal at the directions of COCHRAN.
There are two (2) charges against each of them - Highway Robbery; and, Assault With Intent to Kill. COLON stood trial on both charges and was convicted on both. The other "boys" enter pleas of guilty and will be given leniency by the Court!
Adair Co. Democrat (from Stillwell Standard) 4/23/1909 (p1c3):
Colon Cochran was convicted and sentenced to Ten (10) Years; Tehee was convicted and sentenced to Three (3) Years; the others were convicted of being accessories and fined $250.00 each.
(NOTE: I hope this helps!?!)
I just located the Cochran v. State Case on the Oklahoma Criminal Court of Appeals website.
Case #'s: 1910 OKCR 216 /or/ 4 OKCR 379 /or/ 111 P. 974
(Also, the Appeal # A-268 . . . which means that the transcript of the trial is, probably, archived at the Oklahoma State Department of Library on Lincoln Blvd, Okc).
Some new names appear in this (official) version of the incident. Apparently, Colon Cochran and "his gang", caused a disturbance, or "riot", of some magnitude, and had a run-in with Jonas Holt, John Rogers, and Jesse Thompson.
Colon Cochran's case was decided on 11/23/1910 by the Criminal Court of Appeals; and, his conviction was Reversed and Remanded. Re-tried!?! Don't know!
Other citations on the Oklahoma Criminal Court of Appeals website, dealing with Cochran v. State, include:
Case #'s: 1910 OKCR 217 /or/ 4 OKCR 290 /or/ 114 P. 747 (Appeal #: A-269).
COLON COCHRAN's conviction for "Assault With Intent to Kill" was AFFIRMED by the Court (decided on 12/17/1910).
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