April 19, 1955

Charles Wesly Tull Jr. and James Weldon Crow, two U.S. Marines who were absent without leave from their California station, were implicated in the burglary of two Portales service stations after one was arrested for car theft in Snyder, Texas. After a unprofitable stint in Portales, the two had traveled to Snyder, stolen a vehicle, met and married two teenage girls, and