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Thursday, June 12, 2014

St. Louis Jones and the ride of doom

At around five a.m on this date in 1927 T.P. McCarthy was traveling along the Collinsville Rd. in East St. Louis. When he was a block north of the terminal railroad tracks he saw a dark object about three feet off the road. Being of a curious nature McCarthy pulled over and went to investigate. Guess what the "bundle" was?

If you guessed St. Louis gangster Michael Jones aka Mickey Joe Morris you win. Jones, we are told, was well known by the St. Louis police having been arrested fifty-three times in a few short years. Jones had been shot four times in the head after being conked over said noggin with some heavy instrument. Police say he was killed elsewhere and dumped.


John DuMond said...

Wow, 53 arrests. This was a man who didn't know how to stay out of trouble. But apparently the cops were the least of him problems.

Pat Downey said...

Yeah, 53 is a little excessive. I think he was bumped for making bad guys look bad.