A desperado killed.
-- a released convict and desperado, was killed, in Preston county
, Virginia, a few days since.
He seemed determined to ruin the whole neighborhood, and accordingly drove a Mr. Watson
from his house and took possession of it, declaring he would kill the first man who dared to molest him. The whole neighborhood was completely terrified.
The sheriff of Preston county
, getting news of the affair, at once determined to arrest Coburn
, and accordingly summoned a posse of men for the purpose, and proceeded to the premises where the desperate fellow was secreted.
On approaching the house, Coburn
commenced firing from his revolvers into the posse, wounding a Captain Kirk
in the thigh.
He was, however, after a desperate struggle, driven from the house, and shot dead by one of the party.