Killing of John Willie Clark in Georgia in 1930


Case summary

John Willie Clark, 28, was killed by a mob in 1930 in Bartow County, Georgia. The mob seized John Willie Clark from Bartow County Jail and hung him from a telephone pole. It was reported that a deputy unlocked the cell to allow the mob in. Clark was accused of killing Police Chief Joe Ben Jenkins.


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Perpetrator group type: mob

Date of incident: 1930-10-01
Location: Cartersville, Bartow County, Georgia
Location type: public space - urban
Allegation against victim: murdering a police officer

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

Criminal process
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