April 7, 1932 (17th Parliament, 3rd Session)


Hugh Guthrie (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)


I think I have some information with regard to the case. This man Bagley, or Brown-I think Brown is his correct name-was implicated, with three others, in an armed robbery some six or seven years ago. They were convicted and received fairly long terms in the penitentiary. Brown, or Bagley, was sentenced to a term of ten years and twenty lashes. His three companions in crime were released in 1928 and 1929. Brown was not released at that time. He did receive the lashes that were imposed and has served with remission-because remission is allowed for good conduct-six and a half years of his term. In November, 1930, he was released for deportation to the United States, being an American citizen. He was deported. Subsequently he seems to have again come to Canada in some way or other, and committed a further crime, for which he was placed in the provincial prison at Oakalla, British Columbia. From that prison he escaped, and has since been guilty of some other serious depredation, I do not know exactly of what nature. I believe at the moment his whereabouts are not known, but, I understand, he is regarded as a dangerous criminal.

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