Be Taken to Missouri on Serious Charge
is Needed as Witness Against Man Who is Alleged to
Have Deserted Family for Her—She is Accused of
Accepted Bribe to Disappear Before Trial
Angeles, December 9, 1906
Griggs, a handsome girl, is in the City Jail. This
very silent prisoner is wanted in Paris, Mo., on a
charge of receiving a bribe. Detectives Jones and Boyd
yesterday arrested the girl and she will be held
pending the arrival of an officer from Missouri, on
whose description the arrest was made.
the handsome prisoner refused absolutely to talk. She
said, “ I have nothing to say,” and what is more,
stood by the declaration. From the information in the
possession of the local department, it appears that
she is needed as a witness in an important criminal
case in Paris. Sometime ago she is alleged to have
received a large sum of money provided that she left
the State before the trial. She was with her brother
in this city when the detectives found her.
case in which she is wanted as a witness is one of the
State of Missouri against Hugh D. Mudd, a wealthy
citizen of Monroe City. Without her testimony, it is
said, no case could be made against him.
is alleged that the girl, when only sixteen years old,
left Monroe City in company with Mudd, going to St.
Louis and then to Hot Springs, Ark, where they were
arrested. Miss Griggs claimed that she had been
induced to leave home on promises of good positions in
the city. Mudd, who has a wife and eight children was
at once indicted for enticing the girl from home for
the case was called for trial the State was forced to
ask for a continuance on the grounds that the
prosecuting witness had disappeared.
Nolen is on the way to this city to take the girl
back. She is the daughter of poor parents and is one
of a large family of children.