1909 - Prisoner Escaped.
During the breakfast hour at the Lewiston police station, Monday, J. J. McKenney, jr., told Officer Tuttle that he wanted to telephone friends to get him out. Mr. Tuttle, who is always obliging, took McKenna into the machine room.
But McKenna didn't stop to telephone. He made a dash thru the Park street door and was soon out of sight. Officer Tuttle started in pursuit. Deputy Marshal Pettengill came out of his office and sent two officers up Lisbon street to head McKenna off.
It seems that the prisoner ran thru the alleys and entered Shailler's restaurant on Lisbon street, near Ash, by the back door. Just as he started out again, Officer Vaughn grabbed him.
In court McKenna, with fire in his eyes, pleaded not guilty to intoxication. He said he was feeling bad last week and Sunday afternoon applied for admission to St. Mary's hospital. He hadn't been in the office but a few minutes when the police entered and took him.
City Marshal Callier testified that he had a telephone call from the Sister Superior of the hospital, asking that McKenna be taken. He sent Captain Walsh and Officer Saucier up with the patrol. Both the captain and the officer told the court McKenna was intoxicated.
McKenna was given 90 days in jail, it being second offense. Soon after he was remanded, loud knocking could be heard on the lock-up door. A minute later an officer entered the court room with McKenna, who had decided to appeal. He was ordered to give $100 bonds.
Lewiston Evening Journal
June 4, 1909
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