Hardin County Independent June 24, 1926



Owing to the intense feeling against Pinkney Hines who entered the house of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lanham Sunday night and crushed the skulls of both Mr. and Mrs. Lanham with a hand ax, it was decided by the sheriff and States Attorney that it would not be safe to keep the prisoner in Hardin County jail longer, so on Wednesday after the prisoner had waived a preliminary hearing and had been placed under $20,000 bond which he could not fill Sheriff Allard and his deputy Watters, put Hines in a car and sprinted him away for safe keeping until the convening of Circuit Court.  His victims are still hovering between life and death.

Source:  Newspapers.com. Hardin County Independent. Elizabethtown, Illinois. June 24, 1926. Page 3.