Silver City, New Mexico Marshal, Harvey Whitehill was working to solve a train robbery at Gage Station. The November 1883 heist had netted less than $900 but rewards totaled nearly $9,000.
Whitehill caught up with one of the outlaws, George Washington Cleveland, who’d been tied to one of the pack mules used in the robbery. The lawman falsely told Cleveland that his pals had ratted him out—pushing Cleveland to confess and name his confederates in the Kit Joy Gang. All were eventually captured.