this day in crime history: march 16, 1934


On this date in 1934, Herbert Youngblood, an accused murderer who escaped from the Lake County Jail in Crown Point, IN with John Dillinger, was killed in a shootout with police in Port Huron, MI. Undersheriff Charles Cavanaugh was also killed in the shootout, which left two lawmen and a civilian injured.

Further reading:

Time“Bad Man at Large”

Dillinger: The Untold Story, by G. Russell Girardin, William J. Helmer, and Rick Mattix

YOUNGBLOOD IS SLAIN IN BATTLE

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4 thoughts on “this day in crime history: march 16, 1934

  1. John D.:
    This is a case of “he could have gotten clean away with it”…until he started mixing alcohol with a big mouth. Often, NOT a good combination.
    And to think the final straw was not paying for a pack of cigarettes at a store (again while drunk) led to his demise (and unfortunately for the under-sheriff Cavanaugh)
    Got some Ferguson overtones to that one in some ways.

    Good story (and links)

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