Feb. 18, 1969

The Portales police station was full of red faced officers this morning as they learned that they had a badly wanted criminal in custody temporarily yesterday morning before the man and his companion took French leave. The information came belatedly from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation that the man who has been identified as Eldred Lee Clark is wanted for armed robbery and kidnapping. Georgia authorities advised the local department that the man is armed with a sawed-off shotgun and a rifle and is considered extremelt dangerous.