Killing of Lewis Harris in Georgia in 1935


Case summary

Lewis Harris was lynched and killed by a mob in 1935 in Dooly County, Georgia. Harris was arrested, allegedly for drunkenness and for threatening a white sheriff with a gun. While being transferred to another city for safekeeping, Harris was abducted by the mob.


Alleged perpetrators/other named individuals:
Perpetrator group type: mob, police

Date of incident: 1935-09-27
Location: Vienna, Dooly County, Georgia
Location type: public space - rural
Allegation against victim: attacking a police officer; pulling a gun on a police officer

Coroner process
Coroner/inquest: yes
Finding of no legal responsibility: yes

Criminal process
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