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Bulloch History with Roger Allen

Sam Johnson’s brief crime ‘spree’ in Bulloch County

    According to Savannah Morning News accounts in July of 1903, some character named Johnson decided to steal Sam Harville’s mule in Bulloch County. Not a smart thing to do anywhere, especially in an area where farmers needed their mules more than did their wives. He couldn’t have been too bright, because he soon got lost and was captured near the Harville home. The men who captured him took him to the Statesboro jail; a new facility constructed with sheet iron and considered escape proof.

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