Stranger Arrested After Run

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The Fort Dodge Messenger: Aug. 7, 1905

Stranger Arrested After Run

Dixon May Have to Answer to Serious Charge

While Only Partly Clothed He is Said to Have Pursued a 9-Year-Old Child.

A stranger, giving his name at William Dixon, was arrested by Policeman Weiss at 1:30 o’clock this afternoon on complaint of Mrs. I.L. Anderson who alleges taht Dixon had pursued her 9 year old daughter some time before. At that time it is claimed Dixon was without a full quota of his raiment. When arrested he declared  himself innocent of the charge. Dixon claims to be a laborer and to have come to Fort Dodge from Illinois in search of work.

He is said to have frightened the little girl, shortly after 1 o’clock while near the Third street viaduct. When the police were notified Dixon attempted to escape by crossing the hill to the north of the viaduct. While pursued by Marshal Welch, Officer Weiss, who lives in the vicinity was notified and succeeded in running down the man near the plant of the Fort Dodge Brick & Tile company.

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