Misc. photos of the search for the
escapees in Alabama and Mississippi

Events related to the search

May 16, 1978
  • Butler, Alabama policeman Dean Roberts is shot during a routine traffic stop. The suspect vehicle was a red Camaro with Mississippi plates, it was later reported as stolen
May 17
  • A house is broken into near Tuscahoma Landing in Choctaw County, Alabama. A 1970 Mercury parked nearby is stolen
  • Late evening Alabama Trooper John Christenberry observes the Mercury and attempts to make a traffic stop. His unit is disabled from shotgun blasts. The driver of the Mercury was identified as Claude Eugene Dennis
May 18
  • The red Camaro is recovered by Choctaw County Sheriff Don Lolley near Tuscahoma Landing
May 19
  • A house trailer is burglarized near Shalom Church outside Whitfield, Alabama
  • A stolen 1976 Blue and White Ford pickup is recovered near Waynesboro, Mississippi. The pickup was taken  near Roff, Oklahoma
May 20
  • The 1970 Mercury is recovered near Whitfield, Alabama
May 23
  • Cuba, Alabama resident Stacy Beavers is found dead by Sumter County, Alabama Sheriff Melvin Stephens, her throat had been cut. Beaver's 1976 Mercury station wagon was taken, it was later found in Bryan County, Oklahoma on May 24

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