Days Gone By In Staunton
July 26, 2023
Thursday, January 25, 1923 -- A notorious character -- Clinton Clayton, one of the fellows arrested last week at Benld appears to be a real bad man and has since been identified as a criminal who is wanted in various places on robbery charges.
Clayton was the man who, when arrested at Benld by Chief of Police James Firth and Chief Deputy Sheriff Frank Friess, had in his pockets nitroglycerine caps and fuses. That he would have gone to any extreme to escape capture is shown by the following conversation: "If I had known who you were," said Clayton to Chief Deputy Friess, "I would have thro...