|Willie Newton in bed during the trial with his brothers around him.|
Soon local police and postal inspectors were on the case. Through good detective work, in less than four months all of the thieves were caught and were awaiting trial. Willie, who was lucky to be alive, spent the trial in a hospital bed, which was brought into the courtroom daily. Two of the robbers were particularly interesting in how they were captured.
|Some of the recovered mail sacks.|
|Picture of Brent Glasscock taken before the trial.|
Thus ends one of the more exciting, if not peculiar, episodes of local history. It had everything you could base a movie on. If fact they did, The Newton Boys. The film that was based on the Newton's robbery career that culminated with the Rondout robbery and can be checked out at your Cook Memorial Library!