The Odessa Record -

By Terrie Schmidt-Crosby
The Record 

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...

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