Negro Shot By Covington Marshal, Resisting Arrest, Succumbs.
OFFICER’S ATTACKER DIES | COVINGTON, Tenn., Dec. 6. – John Wesley, alias “the Bear,” the negro who was shot by City Marshal W. C. Dumas last Saturday morning after he had fired a pistol at Dumas while resisting arrest, died in the county jail here at 3 o’clock this morning and was buried this morning. Wesley was shot in the abdomen, the ball passing through his body, and was also shot in the shoulder. He fired two shots at Marshal Dumas, one of them missing its mark by a narrow margin.
Two negroes, Willie Winn and “Frog” Saunders, were shot in the leg, and Julian Vaughn, negro, was shot in the hip by stray bullets, non of them being seriously wounded.
Wesley made his escape the night of the shooting and was arrested by Sheriff Volz at the home of a negro near Rialto last Sunday evening and was brought to jail here, where Dr. J. F. Myers, jail physician, performed an operation in an effort to save his life, but as the negro had received no medical attention after he was shot until he was discovered and arrested by Sheriff Volz near Rialto, he was beyond medical skill.
[ OFFICER’S ATTACKER DIES | Officer’s Attacker Dies; The Commercial Appeal; Memphis, TN; 6 Dec 1922; Pg 19]