Monday, November 8, 2010


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Mrs Rita Quinn of Des Moines, charged wtih being an accessory to the robbery of the Decatur, Neb. bank, turns her head to avoid photographers as she enters the federal building in Omaha, Neb. Monday for arraignment. With her is US Marshall William Raab.

Arraign 2 In Bank Holdup
Omaha, NEB.-Two persons charged in connection with the $6800 robbery of the Citizen's State Bank of Decatur, Neb. were arraigned before US Commissioner AZ Donato Monday.
The two were Clifford Harold Davis, 30, Omaha, charged in a federal complaint with bank robbery, and Mrs Rita Lorraine Quinn, of Des Moines, charged as an accessory to the robbery.
Davis's bond was set at $10000 and Mrs Quinn's at $7500.
A hearing was scheduled at 10a.m. Thursday for Mrs Quinn.
Mrs Quinn, who was represented by attorneys Warren Schrempp of Omaha and Verne Lawyer of Des Moines, furnished bond.
Mrs Quinn and her husband, William, operate the Hawkeye Hotel, 307 Fourth st., Des Moines.

Blood in Car
Considerable blood was found in an auto-stolen a few blocks from the wrecked car-wgeb ut kater was found abandoned near Pine Hill Cemetery. Blood was also found in a tool shed in the cemetery.
This picture of William Darrell Quinn was taken by police here July 7 1956. He is 39, weighs about 187 pounds, is 5 feet 10v1/4 inches and has graying hair.

Nationwide Search Warrant For Suspect Here
Say Quinn Involved in Safe Thefts
by Guy Toulouse
Des Moines police Wednesday issued a nation-wide warrant for Willam Darrel (Billy) Quinn, former Des Moines hotel manager who has a long police record.
Detective Chief Robert E O'Brien named Quinn as driver of an auto used by burglars in four safe robberies here Sept. 8 which netted thieves a total of $8017.
Police found $484 in the auto, which later was wrecked during a police chase. The driver escaped.
Quinn was charged in municipal court here with one count of possession of burglar tools. A bag of burglar tools was found in the wrecked car.
O'Brien said Quinn is believed to have been seriously injured when the car was wrecked.

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