Regulators And The Rope Some New Mexico outlaws sought their own justice.

Doc Scurlock
Doc Scurlock.

Several members of The Regulators were in Lincoln County, New Mexico Territory, well before the famed war.  Among them:  Doc Scurlock, Charlie Bowdre, Frank Coe, George Coe and Ab Saunders.  All were involved in ranching and cattle by 1876.  And they’d been hit by a rustler named Jesus Largo.  The boys decided to take matters into their own hands on July 16.  They marched into the county jail (without any real opposition), took Largo out of town and hanged him.  None of the lynchers was ever arrested.

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