jail break

Jail break.

I am not sure what to make of this story.

Ben Joyner was janitor of the Wilson County jail. In mid-June of 1924, Cora Moore, a prisoner, allegedly stole Joyner’s pistol and pawned it to fund an escape. (How did she make this happen from jail?) On July 7, she saw her chance as Joyner made his evening rounds. With an unnamed assistant, Moore jumped Joyner, took his keys, locked him in a cell, and escaped. I don’t know if she was recaptured.

(Moore apparently was in jail for her part in a stolen goods conspiracy. More about that some other time.)

Wilson Daily Times, 8 July 1924.