Caught in time.
--A few nights since, Constable E. W. Robinson
, of Henrico
, had a warrant to search the kitchen of Gideon Garber
, on Union Hill
, for stolen goods, which, it was alleged, his servants had secreted therein.
Proceeding with some caution, he reached the second story of the building before his presence was known, and, going in, found three negro fellows, named Charles Tyler
, free, Frank, slave of C. R. Nelson
, and another slave, calling himself David Lewis
, busily engaged in making arrangements to leave for the Yankees
was acting as scribe; had already written Tyler
's and Frank's passes, and was in the act of writing his own, when the officer came upon and took them in custody.
They were committed to the county jail to await examination.
The parties arrested are all charged with crimes, such as stealing, assaulting white men, etc.; and, in all probability, would have made their escape from the city that night had not Constable Robinson
so opportunely come upon them.