Published: The San Antonio Light
San Antonio, Texas
Saturday, March 28, 1925


Ex-Sheriff's Son Goes to Prison

Raymond Garrett Pleads Guilty to Theft and Is Sentenced.

ARDMORE, March 28 - AP - Raymond Garrett, son of Buck Garrett, former sheriff of Carter County, will leave Tuesday for the state penitentiary at McAlester to serve a seven year term for automobile theft. Appearing unexpectedly in state district court late yesterday, Garrett withdrew a former plea of not guilty and confessed to the theft of two automobiles. Judge W. F. Freeman and Asa Walden sentenced him to seven years on each count, the terms to run concurrently. Buck Garrett, former political leader in Carter County and known throughout the nation for his participation in the trial of Clara Smith for the murder of Jake Hamon, Republican national committeeman in 1920, was in the court room with his son. The wives of both men accompanied them. The father was visibly affected and the mother gave way completely to a fit of weeping. Mrs. Raymond Garrett, however, shared the apparent unconcern of her husband as the sentence was passed. Garrett was charged with complicity in the theft of more than a dozen motor cars and with being the head of an automobile theft ring operating in Southwestern Oklahoma and Texas. He still faces four federal charges in connection with the transportation of alleged stolen cars. When his plea was entered he was under bonds aggregating $51,000. He is in the county jail today awaiting removal to the state's prison.

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Published: Ada Weekly News
Ada, Oklahoma
Thursday, November 4, 1926


Garrett's Son Free

McALESTER, Nov. 2 - Raymond Garrett, son of Buck Garrett, former sheriff of Carter County, left the penitentiary Saturday a free man, it was learned today. His sentence of five years on conviction of automobile theft had been cut to two years and under this reduced sentence an expiration pardon was his.


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Published: Brownsville Herald
Brownsville, Texas
Sunday, May 6, 1934


Former Officers to Face Liquor Charge

OKLAHOMA CITY, May 5 - (AP) - Internal Revenue agents Saturday announced the arrest on liquor violation charges of William E. Guess, former Ardmore deputy sheriff who was acquitted in the internationally significant Runto slayings of three years ago and Raymond Garrett, son of another former agent.

The agents said Guess and Garrett were taken before a United States commissioner and charged with transporting and concealing non-tax paid whiskey. Bond was set at $3,000.