Forger Surrenders

February 27, 1909

Summary

G. E. Loupp, a forger on the run, attempts to commit suicide but loses his nerve and decided to turn himself in and "bear the law’s punishment".

Transcription

Pottsville, Pa., February 24. – A stranger who gave his name as G. E. Loupp, of Maryland, surrendered himself to the police at this place. He said he was wanted in Hazelton and Reading for forgery and was tired of dodging the officers who were constantly on his trail. Hazelton detectives were in town looking for him, and he determined to end his life. He purchased a pistol, but he says his nerve failed him and he decided to bear the law’s punishment for his offenses.
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Location on Page

Lower Left Quadrant

Contributed By

Alan Banuchi

Citation

“Forger Surrenders,” Black Virginia: The Richmond Planet, 1894-1909, accessed April 20, 2018, https://blackvirginia.richmond.edu/items/show/1874.