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He operated in the West and Central states, and his criminal exploits gained widespread press coverage in the s. Historians have speculated as to which officers were at the event, but accounts document that local officers Robert "Pete" Pyle and Travis - Platinum Collection 2001 - Side Greatest Hits Curran were present at his fatal shooting and also at his embalming.
Floyd was born in Bartow County, Georgia in His family moved to Akins, Oklahoma inand he grew up there. Three years later, he was arrested for a payroll robbery on September 16, in St.
Louis, Missouri and was sentenced to five years in prison. He served three and a half years before being granted parole. Floyd entered into partnerships with criminals in the Kansas City underworld after his parole.
He committed a series of bank robberies over the next several years, and it was during this Pretty Boy Floyd - Various - Folk Friends that he acquired the nickname "Pretty Boy. InFloyd was wanted in numerous cases. On March 9, he was arrested in Kansas City on investigation, and again on May 7 for vagrancy and suspicion of highway robbery, but he was released the next day. Two days later, he was arrested in Pueblo, Colorado and charged with vagrancy.
Floyd was arrested in Akron, Ohio on March 8, under the alias Frank Mitchell and charged with the murder of an Akron police officer  who had been killed during a robbery that evening.
Floyd was a suspect in the deaths of Kansas City brothers Wally and Boll Ash who were rum-runnersfound dead in a burning Pretty Boy Floyd - Various - Folk Friends on March 25, Members of his gang killed Patrolman R. Castner of Bowling Green, Ohio on April Burke in Kansas City, Missouri. When he robbed banks, he allegedly destroyed mortgage documents, but this has never been confirmed and may be myth.
Floyd and Adam Richetti became the primary suspects in a gunfight known as the " Kansas City massacre " on June 17, which resulted in the deaths of four law enforcement officers. Edgar Hoover used the incident to empower the FBI to pursue Floyd,  although historians are divided as to whether Floyd was involved.
Nash was also killed while sitting in the car, shot in the head by his would-be rescuers. Two other Pretty Boy Floyd - Various - Folk Friends City police officers survived by slumping forward in the back seat and feigning death. As the gunmen inspected the car, another officer responded from the station and fired at them, forcing them to flee. Miller was found dead on November 27, outside Detroit, Michigan, having been beaten and strangled.
Floyd and Richetti were allegedly Miller's accomplices. Factors weighing against them included their apparent presence in Kansas City at the time, eyewitness identifications which have been contestedRichetti's fingerprint recovered from a beer bottle at Miller's hideout, an underworld account naming Floyd and Richetti as the gunmen, and Hoover's firm advocacy of their guilt.
Fellow bank robber Alvin Karpis claimed that Floyd confessed involvement. On the other side of the issue, the Aucassin And Nicolette / Medieval Chant) - Fritz Kreisler, Péter Csaba, Zoltán Kocsis - In The Style alleged to have been Floyd was supposed to have been wounded by a gunshot to the shoulder in the attack, and Floyd's body showed no sign of this injury when examined later.
The underworld account identifying Floyd and Richetti as the killers was offset by equally unreliable underworld accounts proclaiming their innocence. The Floyd family has maintained that Floyd admitted to many other crimes but vehemently denied involvement in this one, as did Richetti. Kansas City police received a postcard dated June 30, from Springfield, Missouri which read: "Dear Sirs - Killed By A Lawnowner - Various - Delirium Tremens Nr.
18 - Charles Floyd - want it made known that I did not participate in the massacre of officers at Kansas City. Charles Floyd". The police department believed the note to be genuine.
Floyd also reportedly denied involvement in the massacre to the FBI agents who had fatally wounded him. In addition, a recent book on the massacre attributes at least some of the killing to friendly fire by Bionic - Various - Streetwise lawman who was unfamiliar with his weapon, based on ballistic tests.
He and Richetti had left Buffalo, New York on October 18, and their vehicle slid into a telephone pole in heavy fog. No one was injured, but the car was disabled, so they sent two female companions to get a tow truck. They planned to have the women accompany the tow truck driver into town and have the vehicle repaired while they waited by the roadside. After dawn on October 19, motorist Joe Fryman and his son-in-law David O'Hanlon passed by, observing two men dressed in suits lying by the roadside.
They thought it suspicious and informed Wellsville, Ohio police chief John H. Fultz investigated with officers Grover Potts and William Erwin. Richetti saw the lawmen and fled into the woods, pursued by two officers, while Fultz went towards Floyd. Floyd immediately drew his gun and fired, and he and Fultz engaged one another in a gunfight, during which Fultz was wounded in the foot and Potts was wounded in the right shoulder, and Floyd then fled into the forest. The other two officers enlisted the help of local police officer Chester C.
Smith, who had been a sniper during World War Iand they captured Richetti. Floyd remained on the run. At least three accounts exist of the following events, one given by the FBI, one by other people in the area, and one by local law enforcement. The accounts agree that Floyd hitched a ride in an East Liverpool neighborhood on October 22, after obtaining some food at a pool hall owned by his friend Charles Joy.
He was spotted by the team of lawmen, at which point he broke from the vehicle and fled towards a tree line. Officer Chester Smith fired first, hitting Floyd in the right arm and knocking him to the ground.
At this point, the three accounts diverge; the FBI agents claimed all the credit, denying that local law enforcement were even present at the shooting. They spotted a car move from behind a corn crib and then move back. Floyd then emerged from the car and drew a. Floyd reportedly said, "I'm done for. You've hit me twice. He was credited with shooting Floyd first, and he stated that Pretty Boy Floyd - Various - Folk Friends had deliberately wounded Floyd but not killed him.
At that point, Purvis ran up and ordered, "Back away from that man. I want to talk to him. Pretty Boy Floyd - Various - Folk Friends interviewer asked if there was a cover-up by the FBI, and Smith responded: "Sure was, because they didn't want it to Rumbo A Manhattan - Various - El Pecado Original out that he'd been killed that way.
FBI agent Winfred E. According to Hopton, members of the East Liverpool police department arrived only after Floyd was already mortally wounded. He also claimed that, when the four agents confronted Floyd, he turned to fire on them, and two of the four killed him almost instantly. Smith's account said that Herman Hollis shot the wounded Floyd on Purvis's order, but Hopton claimed that Hollis was not even present.
Hopton also stated that Floyd's body was transported back to East Liverpool in Hopton's own car. His body was placed on public display in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. His funeral was attended by between 20, and 40, people and remains the largest funeral in Oklahoma history. He was buried in Akins, Oklahoma. Woody Guthrie wrote a protest song romanticizing Floyd's life in called "Pretty Boy Floyd"  which recounted Floyd's supposed generosity to the poor. It satirically compared foreclosing bankers to outlaws.
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