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Apr. 28, 1873
Aroostook County Sheriff's Dept.
Homicide - Knife
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Mon. Apr. 28, 1873
Deputy Hayden and Deputy William Hubbard were killed by a suspect they had apprehended. The Deputies had tracked the suspect through the wilderness of Aroostook County until they captured him late in the day at a camp near Mapleton.
The deputies decided to secure their prisoner at a nearby sawmill and get a good night's sleep before making the long hike back to the county seat. Sometime during the night the prisoner was able get loose. He took an axe and killed both deputies. Two other deputized civilians with the group were able to escape and raise an alarm. A posse was formed and located the suspect at his home the following morning.
As the suspect was being taken to jail by a constable and jailer a group of 50 masked citizens seized him and hung him from a tree.