Crimes & Criminals
If the walls of the Marysville City Jail and of the Yuba County Courthouse could speak, they could rehearse many sensational events of a criminal nature. Crime started early to disturb the peace of the new settlement.
One of the first crimes, a murder, is told of in a directory of Marysville compiled in 1856 by George Sturtevant and O. Amy. During the summer of 1850, one Greenwood, a quarter-breed, killed one Holden, a gambler. Much excitement prevailed, and Sheriff Twitchell with difficulty prevented the mob from taking Greenwood from his custody.
A few weeks later, one Keiger committed a cold-blooded murder in the street, in the daytime. The populace was again aroused. Passion prompted summary vengeance; but reason interposed, and the result was that a large volunteer guard watched the place used for a jail, then an adobe house at the foot of D Street, until Keiger could be examined before a magistrate, when he was committed and sent to a neighboring county jail to await his trial before a duly constituted court.
And so begins the history of our County's recorded crimes... Others are listed below.
|Brady, Jack & Browning, J. W.|
|Gray, Dr. J. B.|
|Heenan, Francis M.|
|Manwell, Edward T. & Riordan, Thomas|
|Picard, Emile & Ellen|
|Rideout, N. D.|
History of Yuba and Sutter Counties, Historic Record Company, Los Angeles
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