Fugitives From Justice

The following was listed in Burnet County:

Burnet Co. --- Hunt Co.

Thompson, Bud; Hart, Charley, alias Clarke, Charley - Theft of gelding in each case;
committed April 1, 1874; indicted August 8, same year;
Hart is about 26 years old, dark hair and eyes,
about 5 feet 10 inches high, weighs about 140 pounds;
lived in Hunt county and was under conviction for murder in Collin county,
but has made his escape pending an appeal;
claimed to be a nephew of Judge Hardin Hart of Waco, Texas;
when Hart left had a recent shot-gun wound through the knee-joint, and supposed to be lame.
Bud Thompson is 5 feet 8 or 9 inches high, a heavy brutal countenance,
light complexion, hair and eyes, heavy build, about 25 or 26 years old,
and weighs some 175 pounds.


Fugitives from Justice
The Notebook of Texas Ranger Sergeant James B. Gillett
introduction by Michael D. Morrison
State House Press
Austin, TX 1997

To read more about the notebook: click here

Thanks to Bunny Freeman for sharing this information.