No Honor Among Thieves Ike Stockton claimed a reward on one of his own gang members.

Silverton, CO.

On August 24, 1881, Burt Wilkinson—a member of the Ike Stockton Gang—shot and killed Marshal Clate Ogsbury in the mining town of Silverton, Colorado.  The locals were furious; a reward of $2500 was put up for Wilkinson’s arrest.

His boss Ike Stockton claimed the cash by turning Wilkinson in.  There was no trial.  A mob took the killer from the local jail and lynched him on September 4, 1881.  Stockton didn’t enjoy the reward money for long.  Three weeks later, he was mortally wounded in a fight with lawmen.

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