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LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – October 28, 1943

Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

Lassen Advocate Publisher Ted Friend and Sheriff Olin S. Johnson in front of the Susanville post office ~ LIFE Magazine, 1944.

Susanville Officers Arrest Theft Suspects
October 28, 1943

Sheriff Olin S. Johnson has arrested Floyd Jackson Hudson, 39, an alleged inmate of Folsom prison as one of the alleged night prowlers who broke into several Susanville homes on Tuesday, October 19, stole a number of valuables and terrorized the victims. Also jailed is Robert B. Wilson, 34, another alleged Folsom prison inmate, held as a suspect of complicity.

The prison convicts held here are part of a group of forty-seven prisoners from Folsom prison camped at Coppervale ranger station on road work. At the request of Sheriff Johnson the Coppervale station and the prisoners returned to Folsom.

Hudson and Wilson are confined to the Lassen county jail pending charges of grand theft.


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