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Frank Perry  Escapes From Greene County Jail (By the Associated Press.) Springfield, Mo- May 17.—Blood-hounds today were on the trail of Frank Perry. 29. who escaped from the Greene County jail here early this morning, and officers believe. abandoned a stolen car and fled on foot through wooded country twenty miles west of here.
Perry and Ernest Aspinwall, 31, held here for Dade County officers, made their break for freedom at 2 o'clock this morning, after calling Jailer Jim Hall to their cell with a plea for aspirin.
When Hall opened the door of their cell, the two men pushed it against him. knocking him down and gashing his head. Hall shot Aspinwall wounding him slightly and preventing his escape, but Perry fled after taking Halls keys.

Date: Saturday, May 17, 1941 Paper: Kansas City Star (Kansas City, MO) Page: 3 

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