Colyar Held for Forgery

by Archivist on July 19, 2016

Colyar Held for Forgery

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case.

Atlanta Georgian

Saturday, May 24th, 1913

A. S. Colyar, Jr., author of the alleged dictographing of Mayor Woodward and Colonel Thomas B. Felder, was placed under arrest Saturday afternoon at the request of Chief of Police Edward Connors of Knoxville, Tenn., on the charge of forgery.

The arrest came on a capias from the Criminal Court of Knoxville.

Upon receipt of the request from Connors, Police Chief Beavers ordered Colyar’s arrest. Colyar was located at the corner of Forsyth and Marietta Streets by Detectives Chewning and Norris and taken to the police station. He was taken to Beavers’ office and the charge placed against him. Colyar is now being held at the station awaiting further action from Knoxville.

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Atlanta Georgian, May 24th 1913, “Colyar Held for Forgery,” Leo Frank case newspaper article series (Original PDF)

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