Tucson Man Arrested Charged with Jaynes Train Holdup
SHERIFF FILES COMPLAINT AND ACCUSES PRISONER AS GANGSTER
Several Men Have Been Grilled by Officers
The second arrest in connection with the attempt to hold up a Golden State limited train on May 15 last was made yesterday when a formal complaint was filed against F. W. Jirou of Tucson. The complaint, which was sworn to by Sheriff Ben F. Daniels, charges Jirou with having committed a felony by holding up a railroad train. The prisoner was arraigned yesterday afternoon before Justice of the Peace O. L. Pease. Jirou's hearing was set for 3 p. m. Wednesday.
Justice Pease fixed the prisoner's bond at $2,000. In default of bond Jirou was committed to the custody of the sheriff. Attorney K. Berry Peterson represented the prisoner at the arraignment.
Although a number of local men have been grilled in the past couple of days by the sheriff, operatives of the Southern Pacific and the American Express company, only two arrests have been made in connection with the attempted holdup of a Golden State limited train west of Tucson.
Richard R. Starr, the first man to be arrested in connection with the holdup, is charged with being an accessory after the fact. The complaint against Starr alleges that he harbored the bandits. Starr was arrested last Thursday.
The complaint against Jirou reads as follows:
"F. W. Jirou is charged in a complaint sworn to by Sheriff Ben F. Daniels with having committed a felony on or about May 15 by holding up a railroad train.
"That on or about the 15th day of May, T. O. Dugat, F. W. Jirou, John Doe, Richard Roe and divers other persons whose real names are unknown to the complainant, and various other persons to this complainant unknown, willfully, unlawfully and feloniously boarded a certain railroad train, to-wit, the engine of the same, namely, that certain train known as No. 3, or Golden State, West bound over the tracks of the Southern Pacific company, from Tucson, Ariz., to Los Angeles, Calif., with the intention then and there of robbing the express car of the said train of personal property thereon, and in said car, in the possession, care and under the control of Harry S. Stewart, the express messenger on such car, and the agent of the American Express company, a corporation, and compelled the engineer, to-wit, George L. Reid, in charge of the engine attached to said train, to stop such train, with the intention of robbing said express car, as afore-said."