This Week in Odessa History
For the Week of Nov. 19
Last updated 1/20/2021 at 1:09pm
100 years ago
Nov. 19, 1920
After an exciting chase lasting more than a week, Louis A. Steurnagle was arrested by Sheriff McManus and identified as one of three men who robbed a store at Odessa, a garage at Ephrata and who stole Sheriff Deycous’ car at Wilson Creek. Steurnagle is strongly suspected of being implicated in several safe and store robberies across Washington and into Idaho during the past year. Nearly 100 stores, offices and business places have been robbed in the last 12 months, all perpetrated using the same methods. Steurnagle’s capture rivals a movie thriller. On Oct. 2...