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Haskell City Marshal Kills Danny Walters Cafe Owner 1948 OK

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Haskell City Marshal Kills Danny Walters Cafe Owner 1948 OK

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 8:02PM GMT
Classification: Death
Surnames: Jobe, Walters
The Daily Oklahoman
02-01-1948
p.18

Marshal Kills Man in Brawl

HASKELL, Jan 31 -(AP)-

Danny Walters, 29, a Haskell cafe owner,
was shot three times and killed Saturday night
at the climax of a street brawl here with City
Marshal Jim Jobe, 41.

Jobe was under technical arrest at the county
seat in Muskogee Saturday night while the sheriff's
office, highway patrol and Muskogee County Attorney
Chester Norman investigated the affair.

Jobe said he saw Walters stagger on the sidewalk on
the way to his car, apparently intoxicated. Jobe
told him not to drive, and there was a scuffle over
the car keys. The scuffle turned into a fist fight
and Walters who weighed 220 pounds, loosened some of
Jobe's teeth.

The marshal said he then tried to put Walters under
arrest but the latter shoved his right hand in his
pocket and continued to pummel Jobe with his left.

Jobe said he drew his pistol and shot Walters in the
leg, without apparent effect, and then shot him in
the chest and temple, killing him. Two pocket knives
were found later in Walters' pocket, Jobe said.

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