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Ollie Gene Embry


Ollie Gene Embry

FBI Most Wanted #24

Identification Order 2440

On 10 Most Wanted List: 07-25-1951 to 08-05-1951

A citizen saw Embry’s Identification Order in the Post Office and recognized him as a local filling station attendant. Embry was arrested by FBI Agents while Embry was in the process of fixing the radiator of their automobile.

United Press reported the following concerning Ollie Gene Embry:

FBI, Cops Nab Pistol-Packing Public Enemy
KANSAS CITY, Mo.. Aug. 5 [1951] (UP) Pistol-packing Ollie Gene Embry, one of the nation's "10 most wanted fugitives," was captured today by FBI agents and city detectives while at work as a gasoline station attendant. The 22-year-old bank robber was not armed and surrendered without a struggle, L. V. Boardman, special agent in charge ofthe Kansas City FBI office, announced. Boardman said that Embry had been working at the filling station about two months. A tip received by City Detectives James Messick and Clyde Moore led to the arrest. Embry, a highwayman since he was 15, had a reputation for liking the company of women. Embry was wanted for his part in the $8943 robbery of the Monroe National Bank, Columbia, Ill., Feb. 6. Three others were arrested, confessed and given long jail terms. Embry was taken to the FBI field office and later to the county prison. He was to be arraigned tomorrow. Embry lasted only 12 days on the list of most wanted men. He had been added to the list July 23 in place of another desperado also captured in short order.
In its original broadcast for Embry, the FBI warned that he carried pistols in both hip and shoulder holsters .and was considered "dangerous." He was arrested In a co-oporative effort by Kansas City police and FBI operatives. '

Other news accounts described Embry as "a two-gun man who sharpened his reactions with doses of benzedrine tablets".  The agents who arrested him asked Embry to "check the radiator." When Embry raised the hood of the car he was flanked by the agents who said: "So you're Ollie Embry...we're from the FBI."

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