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The Nation

A posse of 300 officers using helicopters, planes and bloodhounds swarmed over rugged Doggett Mountain in a door-to-door search of isolated farmhouses for two armed fugitives suspected of killing a state trooper, authorities said in Hot Springs, N. C. Officers believe the fugitives from the Franklin County, Ark., jail fled into the Blue Ridge mountains after rookie Highway Patrolman Bobby Coggins was shot to death Saturday when he stopped a “suspicious” vehicle on a highway. The fugitives, identified as William Richard Bray and Jimmy Rios, both 23, were armed and “considered very dangerous.”


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