Alias “Machine Gun” Kelly, R.G. Shannon, and George Kelly Barnes.
Bootlegger, kidnapper, stick-up man, gangster.
Height: 5 feet 9 ½ inches.
Weight: 189 pounds.
Eyes: blue or gray.
Hair: dark brown.
Expert machine gunner.
Sentenced to three years in Leavenworth for the sale of liquor at an Indian reservation outside Tulsa, Oklahoma. George R. Kelly is wanted for the kidnapping of Charles Urschel at Oklahoma City, Okla., on July 22, 1933. Law enforcement agencies kindly transmit any additional information or criminal record to nearest office, Division of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice.
Alias Katherine Brooks, Katherine Thorne, Katherine Shannon, Katherine Russell, Delores Whitney, Catherine Thorne Kelly, Delores Cannon and Ora L. Shannon.
Kidnapper and Gangster woman.
Height: 5 feet 8 inches.
Weight: 130 pounds.
Eyes: slate gray.
Hair: auburn (at present).
Native born in Mississippi. Faint cut scar on right cheekbone. Faint vertical scar on inner corner of right eyebrow. Dimple in chin. Arrested in 1928 and 1929 for shoplifting at Ft. Worth, Texas department stores. Suspected of the murder of her second husband, bootlegger and cattleman Charlie Thorne. Thorne “left” a suicide note reading: “Can’t live with her, can’t live without her.” A fugitive for kidnapping of Charles Urschel of Oklahoma City, Okla. with her husband, George “Machine Gun” Kelly. Considered by the U.S. Department of Justice as the “brains of the kidnapping.”
Alias George Davis, George Harris and J.B. King.
Bates is a longtime partner of Southwestern desperado, George “Machine Gun” Kelly. Both are wanted for the kidnapping of Charles Urschel. Bates was first arrested in Nevada for burglary in 1916 and in Utah in 1920. He was charged again with the crime in Colorado after already serving five years in state prison. He and Kelly have been robbing banks since their parole from Leavenworth Federal Prison in 1930. They robbed their first bank in Denton, Texas in 1932, and later the Citizen’s Bank in Tupelo, Miss. A “cool operator,” Bates will be armed and ready for violence.
Attired in a tuxedo, he could easily fit into any social event. In golf togs, he would make a good companion for a foursome for he loves the game and plays it well. A career bank robber, Bailey is an escapee of Leavenworth and the Dallas County jail and is wanted in connection to not only a half-dozen recent bank robberies, but also the Urschel kidnapping in Oklahoma City and the massacre of several lawmen at the Kansas City, Mo. train station in June.
Height: 6 feet.
Weight: 170-180 pounds.
Hair: blonde, almost white.
Eyes: cold blue.
Distinguishing marks: Tattoo of cross and wreath with words “My Mother” written on left forearm.
Bank holdup man, trigger man for the Chicago Syndicate. This cold-blooded killer started out as a decorated war hero and a sheriff in South Dakota. He is wanted for the murder of two Minneapolis policemen in 1932 and the machine-gunning of three law enforcement men and gangster Frank “Jelly” Nash in Kansas City in June. Known associate of Harvey Bailey, the wanted “dean of bank robbers.”
Many note a resemblance to actor Boris Karloff. Born in Montreal, Canada and raised in Topeka, Kansas, this immigrant is longtime associates of the Bloody Barker gang of Fred, Doc, and their mother, “Ma.” Wanted in connection to both the Hamm and Bremer kidnappings, where more than $300,000 in ransom was collected. In August, Karpis, the Barker gang, and George “Machine Gun” Kelly robbed the Federal Reserve in Chicago, leaving a city policeman dead. One of the most wanted men by U.S. Department of Justice. A $500 reward from True Detective Magazine.