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.