Raid Follows Arrest By Five Short Days

Five days after he had been arrested for investigation in Columbia, a 31-year-old Blaney man was again arrested early yesterday and charged with the violation of federal liquor laws.

The man was arrested when he started operation of a still near his home, officer said.

Sacks of meal and sugar which the suspect had in his car here July 10, were identified, officers said, as those found yesterday at the still.

The man had been released from the city jail here after his arrest earlier in the week. No formal charge was placed against him then.

Yesterday officers surrounded his still, which was just across Richland county line in Kershaw county. After the suspects appeared and started work, officers said, they raided and the man was captured.

From Chief J. H. Jeanes of the governor’s officers it was learned that federal state of Richland and Kershaw county officers participated in the arrest and seizures.

A 60-gallon steel still, 400-gallon fermenter, 400 gallons of mash, five gallons of non-tax-paid whisky, 200 pounds of brown sugar, 96 pounds of meal and one 1937 Ford V-8 coach were taken by the officers.

Making the arrest and seizures were: Federal Officers S. S. Sligh, Governor’s Officer James Harrison, Deputy Sheriff Earl Bauer and Deputy Sheriff Watson of Kershaw county.

In the affair here July 10 Motorcycle Officer J. V. (“Bud”) Smith made the arrest in the 1000 block of Pendleton street.

At that time the suspect was questioned by Officers Sligh, Smith and Deputy Scott.

The suspect was placed in Richland county jail yesterday, officers said, but prepared to gain release under bond.

July 15, 1939  State (published as The State)  
Columbia, South Carolina
Page 12

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *