Dateline: Steaming Rock. Men led by the notorious bandits, Gerald and Karl Filmore, tried to make an early withdrawal from the bank on Tuesday, but found themselves surrounded on all sides by locals and were promptly gunned down. At least five of bandits were killed in the confrontation.

According to eyewitness reports, the bandits panicked at the sight of the defenders and shot first, which freed up the locals to retaliate.

Local deputy, Michael Dimsmore, was instrumental in fending off the would-be thieves. Both Filmores were killed in the exchange.

Among the local defenders was a visiting Henry Wallinger who, along with the acting-sheriff of Henryville, H.J. MacKenzie, were escorting several recently apprehended bandits to the local jail.