Charles Hopkins is a forgotten name nowadays, but in early 1914 he was known far and wide in the Pacific Northwest.
He’d just done a four year stint in Washington State prison for burglary when he went on a rampage in February. Hopkins committed several robberies—leaving three men dead and three others wounded—over an eight week period in Seattle and Everett. Posses were formed; it was the largest manhunt in the region since lawmen chased Harry Tracy in 1902.
He was caught and convicted of murder. Hopkins died in prison in 1948.