The Felon File Podcast is a discussion of law enforcement history, issues, and incidents. Stories of justice and justice failed, in the Appalachian Mountains and beyond. Hosted by Scott Lunsford, retired police detective sergeant, author, and researcher. Listened to in 22 countries worldwide.
Three days before the fourth of July celebration of 1885, a gentleman crossed a bridge over Milk Creek near Dalton, Georgia was confronted by a young boy pointing out a body in the creek.
They pulled the body to shore and notified the authorities. An inquest was held. The coroner found she had two deep wounds in her skull. The young lady's brain was still oozing from two head wounds. The lady was a stranger to Dalton...
9-4. King of the Mountain or Insane Killer?
Did a broken heart cause the death of two men? David Grier, the Hermit of Bald Mountain. Was he real or a legend? Scott looks at the myth and truth of the man who made his Kingdom on one of the highest mountains in North Carolina and Tennessee.
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December 1927. Santa, followed by a group of local children, walked to the First National Bank of Texas. He entered the bank, leaving the children outside, accompanied by three large Elves. Greetings of “hello Santa” met with a shouting Santa telling everyone to “grab some sky” in a less than jolly tone.
This started shootings, manhunts, car chases, and injuries. A total of eight were wounded. Including Santa and his stealing elves, six men would end up dead...
Seven o’clock in the morning of September 11, 1985, Fred looked out the window of his Knoxville, Tn. home and saw something strange in his driveway.
Instead of finishing making his coffee, Fred went out to investigate. What Fred found would affect law enforcement locally and nationally for years—pointing at individuals in the DEA, CIA, the Governor’s Office, and possibly the White House.
Jail facilities and the ways of incarcerating people have steadily changed over the years in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Western North Carolina is no exception. From stocks in the town square of Asheville (“Morristown”) To more modern facilities that were, at the time, the best that money could build.
What happened to the two fugitives from the 1889 Buncombe County “Bastille” jail breakout? Where did they go? Where did they hide? You will be surprised. Listen and find out. Online at 7:00 pm 1-14-23. Found on many Podcast platforms.