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West College Corner in Union County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Wanted by the FBI / Captured by G-Men

 
 
Wanted by the FBI Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 29, 2017
1. Wanted by the FBI Marker
Side A
Inscription.  
Wanted by the FBI
On August 16, 1935, FBI Special Agents Nelson B. Klein and Donald C. McGovern spotted car thief George W. Barrett here. Barrett, a convicted criminal, ran a scam stealing cars, altering them, then selling them. He transported cars over state lines, violating National Motor Vehicle Theft Act, passed in 1919. The federal law helped catch many criminals in 1920’s and 1930’s.

Captured by G-Men
Klein called upon Barrett to surrender. Barrett opened fire near here, killing Klein and getting wounded himself. A 1934 law made killing a government agent a federal offense, punishable by death. Barrett was tried and convicted in Indianapolis and hanged March 24, 1936.
 
Erected 2017 by Indiana Historical Bureau and the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI. (Marker Number 81.2017.1.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events.
 
Location. 39° 33.988′ N, 84° 49.125′ W. Marker is in West College Corner, Indiana, in Union County.

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Marker is on Church Street (County Route 450 S) near Mound Street, on the left when traveling west. Marker is to the right of the front gate to "The Grove" (city park). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 306 Church St, West College Corner IN 47003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. College Corner Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named College Corner Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Union School 1893-2004 (approx. half a mile away in Ohio); The Restoration Movement / Doty Settlement Cemetery (approx. 3.3 miles away in Ohio); The Doty Settlement / The Pioneer Farmstead (approx. 3.3 miles away in Ohio); Historic Hopewell / Historic Hopewell Cemetery (approx. 4 miles away in Ohio); Oxford (approx. 5.3 miles away in Ohio); The Black (Pugh's Mill) Covered Bridge (approx. 5.4 miles away in Ohio). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West College Corner.
 
Additional keywords. Crime, Law Enforcement FBI
 
Wanted by the FBI Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 29, 2017
2. Wanted by the FBI Marker
Side B
Wanted by the FBI Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 29, 2017
3. Wanted by the FBI Marker
full view of marker, looking north, up Mound Street, from inside the park
Wanted by the FBI Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 29, 2017
4. Wanted by the FBI Marker
marker, as seen from Mound Street, looking south, into the park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 458 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 30, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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