December 28, 1864
Arrest Of Thieves and Bushwhackers. – Some half dozen of the scoundrels who have lately been robbing and plundering the peaceable citizens of Marion and Harrison counties, have lately been arrested, brought to the city and committed to the Atheneum. Among the number is one James H. Nay, a deserter from Company K, 9th West Virginia Infantry. He is said to have lately distinguished himself as a great thief and guerrilla since he deserted from the Union army, and it is thought likely that a little hanging will be applied to him in case he shall be found guilty.
Another one of the gang is William Coon, who was here once before as a prisoner and who escaped from the guard while on the way to Camp Chase.
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: Undated: December 1864