Charles Hopkins’ Rampage

hopkins-blogCharles 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.

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