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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1958 May

Convict Herman Lawrence Spence Caught in Roanoke, Va., After Escaping From the Montgomery County Jail

Digital Collection

The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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Online; Video; Streaming Video; Anchor Script
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58 seconds
Close-up shot on a photograph of escaped convict Herman Lawrence Spence; men examine items found with Spence, including a hacksaw and extra blades, flashlight, wrench, screwdriver, razor, and shoe polish; a man examines the car Spence stole in Blacksburg, Va., after escaping.
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