RALEIGH, Sept. 5-- A Tar Heel slayer who finished a term at Central Prison last month is held in Athens, Ga., today as a key suspect in a Mississippi murder.
Athens police Identified him as Alfred "Red" Puckett, 36, Of Lillington, and said he is wanted in Gulfport, Miss., for the gangland style shooting of a Texas underworld figure. The murder victim, F. (Blackie) Slaven, was found riddled with bullets in a Gulfport tourist cabin August 21. Puckett was released from prison August l.
Greensboro (North Carolina) Daily News, September 6, 1952.
Note: Frank "Blackie" Slaven was an alias of Lonnie Russ, so you probably don't have a gangster in your family tree.