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A fierce gunfight ensued when cowboys, led by Lewis Sherwood of the Pontypine Ranch, cowardly attacked Henryville’s acting sheriff, Henry MacKenzie, outside of town. MacKenzie was escorting Jose Sanchez to Liberty to stand trial for his part in the murder of Mayor Haskel.

Sanchez was killed in the crossfire. His death might have been the intent so as to prevent valuable information from being obtained. Authorities close to the ongoing investigation have indicated that, prior to his murder, Sanchez was cooperating with them.

Among MacKenzie’s posse was Henry Wallinger who had earlier been instrumental in apprehending Sanchez, but the Ponty connection and the known antipathy between Mr. James Ponty and the Wallinger family leads to questions about how closely tied he is to the murder of Mayor Haskel two days ago.

Dateline: Prospect. A bar scuffle nearly turned fatal when an unnamed visitor drew his sidearm and shot one of the locals. The nature of the disagreement reportedly stemmed from the presence of an Indian entering the bar and quickly getting involved in a dispute with one of the saloon’s locals.

‘There was no reason [for the shooter] to draw a gun,’ bar-owner Clyde Jones said. ‘It was just a friendly fightfight until [he] drew.’

Reports that the unnamed shooter was a deputy from Henryville have not yet been verified.

The victim of the shooting, Kenneth McCormick, is expected to make a full recovery and is reportedly looking into his legal option.

Dateline: Henryville. Jose Sanchez, the leader of the gang that murdered Mayor Haskel of Henryville, was arrested last night in an explosive firefight that left the three remaining members of his gang dead and the fourth member apprehended.

Following up on information obtained from Bubba Walsh, the suspect apprehended following yesterday’s shooting, Henryville deputies pursued Sanchez to a small farm east of the town where they discovered that the gang had already murdered Bill Kaufman, the local homesteader, and assaulted the man’s wife.

At least one of the deputies was lightly wounded during the shootout but authorities have indicated the injury was not critical.

Dateline: Henryville. Three armed assailants attacked the mayor and sheriff yesterday. Mayor Haskel was killed instantly while Sheriff Carter is reported to be clinging to life.

A local posse made up of Wallinger men pursued the three men and, in a tense shoot-out, killed one and apprehended a second. The ringleader of this gang, identified as Jose Sanchez, managed to escape but authorities claim they are following all available leads to capture him.

The apprehended shooter, Bubba Walsh, has been remanded to Hanging Judge Clinton in Liberty.

There is no word on who is to replace Mayor Haskel at this time.