Deputy Sheriff Carlton Edmund Smith murder 7/6/1965 Lane County, OR *Wilfred Marion Gray & Carl Cletus Bowles convicted of his murder; sentenced to life in prison*


Deputy Sheriff Carlton Edmund Smith

Victims
Deputy Sheriff Carlton Edmund Smith, 33 – shot 7 times
Springfield woman, her 12-year-old son, released unharmed
Hale Champion, his wife, Marie & 19-month-old daughter, Katherine – kidnapped, released unharmed (although Hale Champion was grazed by a bullet during a shootout)

Defendants
Wilfred Marion Gray – convicted, sentenced to life in prison, denied parole [died in prison 9/21/2004]
Carl Cletus Bowles – convicted, sentenced to life in prison [died in prison 4/27/2005]

ODMP Remembers…Deputy Sheriff Carlton Edmund Smith
Four Day Rampage By Ex-Convicts
Fourt State Chase Started In Oregon on Last Tuesday
Criminal Odysey Ends In Capture Of Fugitives And Release Of Hostages
Gunmen being hunted
Three Believed Kidnapped By Ex-Convicts On Rampage
2 Suspects Go on Trial
Bowles, Gray Sentencing Set Thursday
459 F.2d 478: Wilfred Marion Gray, Petitioner-appellant, v. United States of America, Respondent-appellee
Victim’s son fights killers release
State denies parole to deputy’s murderer
An officer comes home
Smith: News of killers’ deaths brings measure of peace

Books
The Hot House: Life Inside Leavenworth Prison (not about this murder, but mentions Carl Cletus Bowles)

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