Five four two and the Blue

Five four two and the Blue

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Five four two and the Blue Podcast. Discussions of law enforcement history, issues and incidents in the Appalachian Mountains and beyond.. Hosted by Scott Lunsford, retired police detective sergeant, author and researcher.


3-12— Listen to the trees they can testify too.
May 30 • 33 min
Episode 3-12— Listen to the trees they can testify too. A shade of blue story, for five for two and the blue on a murder investigation from the 1980’s. An interesting investigation that took several years to solve and bring to court. Interesting for its…
3-11—- 30 year old murder investigation solved by public genealogy company
May 23 • 17 min
Episode 3-11—- 30 year old murder investigation solved by public genealogy company A 23 year old mother’s cold case murder in Ohio has been solved with an arrest after 29 years. The victim was raped, beaten, stabbed and set on fire on March 30, 1991. Her…
3-10 —-The JFK Assassination and the Boone N.C. triple Murder connection.
May 16 • 31 min
Episode 3-10 —-The JFK Assassination and the Boone N.C. triple Murder connection. Did a North Carolina man give President Kennedy’s assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald a ride from Dealey Plaza to the Oak Cliff area of Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963? Was this…
3-9 —- 1902 fratricide with an eleven year old killer.
May 9 • 21 min
Episode 3-9 —- 1902 fratricide with an eleven year old killer. A shade of blue story, of a Juvenile offender homicide investigation. The idea of homicidal children is nothing new. In episode one of season two of 542 and the blue. We discussed a murder by…
3 - 8 - Arrest in Cold Case slaying of teenage boy 29 years ago
May 2 • 22 min
Episode 3 - 8 - Arrest in Cold Case slaying of teenage boy 29 years ago Advancements in forensic technology, not available in 1991, when a 14 year old young man was found shot twice in the head. Have led to the arrest of a Restaurant Chain Company…
3 - 7- An 80 year old open child abduction investigation
Apr 25 • 34 min
Episode 3 - 7- An 80 year old open child abduction investigation Eighty years ago, Marjorie vanished while at a Mother’s Day picnic in the forest with her family. To this day she is the subject of one of the oldest unsolved cases recorded by the National…
3-5, Power, control and death
Apr 18 • 37 min
Episode 3-5, Power, control and death A shad of Blue about power, control and death. How is the birth of the first surviving set of identical quadruplets on May 23, 1946, connected to a crime spree that ended dramatically almost 40 years latter. A story…
3-4 A view of the Asheville Police Dept from 1970 and 1983
Apr 11 • 20 min
Episode 3-4 A view of the Asheville Police Dept from 1970 and 1983 Articles by Mr. Bob Terrell. Terrell wrote for the Asheville Citizen-Times for over fifty years. Terrell is also the author of several Police related books. A must read for history and law…
3-3 —- Political Prisoner or Murderer ?
Apr 4 • 21 min
Episode 3-3 —- Political Prisoner or Murderer ? The 1957 Murder of Two North Carolina Highway Patrolmen. Is the killer, Frank Wetzel a cold-blooded killer or a political prisoner? Some say the most notorious prisoner in North Carolina history was…
3-2 Justice denied and justice delivered.
Mar 28 • 20 min
Episode 3-2 Justice denied and justice delivered. The Killing of an Asheville North Carolina police officer in 1911. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/scott-lunsford/message
3-1 The Satanic Panic - Dungeon and Dragons and murder.
Mar 21 • 23 min
Episode 3-1 The Satanic Panic - Dungeon and Dragons and murder. In the late 80’s a phenomenon know as the Satanic Panic characterized by a fear about the presence of Satanic ritual abuse in one’s community, state or country showed up in many cities and…
Bonus 3 #6 Wyatt Outlaw
Mar 14 • 8 min
Bonus 3 #6 Wyatt Outlaw Today’s shade of blue story is about one of the First African American Law enforcement Officers in the state of North Carolina. Mr. Wyatt Outlaw. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/scott-lunsford/message
Bonus 5 Redhead Murder and a Nazi Found and removed.
Mar 7 • 20 min
Bonus 5 Redhead Murder and Nazi Found and removed. Serial killer 1983 to 1985 and A monster found hiding in the United States. Federal Court orders him to be removed from the U.S. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/scott-lunsford/message
Bonus 3 #4
Feb 29 • 10 min
Bonus season 3 #4 The killing of the father in law. A short look at a domestic incident that went wrong. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/scott-lunsford/message
Bonus 3 #3 Two N.C. Cold Cases
Feb 22 • 7 min
Bonus 3 #3 Two N.C. Cold Cases As time passes felonious minds have been attempting to get better at getting away with murder. According to the F B I. Uniform Crime Reports. In 2016. nearly 40 percent of murder and non-negligent manslaughter cases went…
bonus -A killing among friends
Feb 15 • 4 min
bonus -A killing among friends Today’s shade of blue bonus story, for five for two and the blue is a bonus episode to hold over till season three starts on the third Saturday of March. Today is a brief look at an incident and court case in Madison County…
-S2-25 Wrongfully convicted - Illegally executed by South Carolina
Feb 8 • 15 min
Episode -S2-25 Wrongfully convicted - Illegally executed by South Carolina Paxvill south Carolina Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery There is a large dark tomb stone to be found here. The stone reads,October twenty first 1929 - June 16 1944. Wrongfully…
-S2-24 Juvenile death penalties.
Feb 1 • 23 min
Episode -S2-24 Juvenile death penalties. Juvenile death penalties. How young is two young to be executed for you crimes? Learn more at the Five Four Two and the Blue Podcast on line free on 1-25-2020 scottlunsfordauthor.com anchor.fm/scott-lunsford.com or…
-S2-23“Five O”
Jan 25 • 27 min
Episode -S2-23“Five O” Stories from a Police agency not in the Appalachian mountains yet still associated with mountains non the less. Sharp mountains created by volcanic action much more recently than our Appalachian mountains. During a visit to the…
-S2-22 The Atlanta Ripper of 1911
Jan 18 • 29 min
Episode -S2-22 The Atlanta Ripper of 1911 Most know of Jack the Ripper of London, Son of Sam, and Ted Bundy. But many are not aware of the terror of the so called “Atlanta Ripper” who started his notoriety in 1911 in the City of Atlanta. Seventy years…
-S2-21- Violence and school shootings
Jan 11 • 31 min
Episode -S2-21- Violence and school shootings Violence and shootings at schools is not a new phonomina. The incidents in American go back to the 1800s. An issue that should concern us greatly is that 70% of the perpetrators of school shootings were under…
-S2 - 20 A look at the first court cases in Buncombe County North Carolina.
Jan 4 • 25 min
Episode -S2 - 20 A look at the first court cases in Buncombe County North Carolina. A Shade of Blue look at the first court cases in Buncombe County North Carolina. The crimes and the punishments. The results of trials and how they affected others.…
-S2 19 Shootout at the Ironton jail
Dec 28, 2019 • 17 min
Episode -S2 18 Shootout at the Ironton jail Pulp detective magazines and the stories they have run have documented incidents in the Appalachian Mountains going back to the 40’s . True Detective Mysteries in the article The shootout at the Ironton jail.…
S2- 18. The Thorny Rose- Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch connection to Tnn.
Dec 21, 2019 • 18 min
Episode S2- 18. The Thorny Rose- Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch connection to Tnn. Laura Bullion was a member of Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch. At 15 she was romantically involved with the outlaw Ben Kilpatrick (“The Tall Texan”), bank and train robber.…
Eposides S 2-17 Repeat offenders and killers.
Dec 14, 2019 • 19 min
Episode S 2-17 Repeat offenders and killers. This Shade of Blue Story, for Five Four Two and the Blue, starts in Asheville North Carolina in the mid 1970s. Two Asheville Police officers on patrol locate a body in the snow. Addiction, Murder, and more…
S 2-16, The Unitarian Universalist Church Shooting at youth play
Dec 7, 2019 • 18 min
Episode S 2-16, The Unitarian Universalist Church Shooting at youth play Sometimes when a major crime occurs its not a who done it situation. At times offenders get caught or stopped in the act. There are also times when the suspect admits to the crime,…
S 2-15, Outlaw Whiskey
Dec 1, 2019 • 32 min
Episode S 2-15, Outlaw Whiskey Moonshine, “clear, un-aged whiskey”. The Devils Drink? At one time used as currency, taxed, protested about, the cause of rebellions, fought for and murdered because of. Did Moonshine once come to the rescue of the Asheville…
S 2-14, A 1982 medieval murder with Satanic connections in Kentucky
Nov 23, 2019 • 26 min
Episode S 2-14, A 1982 medieval murder with Satanic connections in Kentucky The day after Halloween, 1982. Twenty-two-year-old Carol Frances Mudd went to work at the Stone Castle Museum in Bardstown, Kentucky. A Small museum of miniature toy soldiers,…
S2- 13. The Civilian and War Crimes of Champ Ferguson
Nov 16, 2019 • 31 min
Episode S2- 13. The Civilian and War Crimes of Champ Ferguson Thought of by many as a criminal before the civil war he was best know as a notorious Confederate guerrilla leader. Accused of many cold-blooded murderers and war crimes, he was thought of as a…
S2- 12 The Bunch Gang and the murder of Sheriff Lewis Bratch (L.B.) Hutcheson.
Nov 9, 2019 • 24 min
Episode S2- 12 The Bunch Gang and the murder of Sheriff Lewis Bratch (L.B.) Hutcheson. A shade of blue story about Sheriff Lewis Bratch (L.B.) Hutcheson. Of Union Co. Tenn. His death in 1935 at the hands of a far reaching criminal gang and how his wife…
S2-11- Tragic 911 call and the Story of Lucky Joe. A two part Episode.
Nov 2, 2019 • 22 min
Episode s2-11- Tragic 911 call and the Story of Lucky Joe. A two part Episode. A 911 call starts a shade of blue story. A young man calls for help because of his actions. County First responders in the small town of Pilot North Carolina arrived to a…
S2-10- The worst woman on Earth?
Oct 26, 2019 • 16 min
Episode S2-10- The worst woman on Earth? When Lizzie Halliday died in 1918, the New York Times called her “the worst woman on Earth.” That pretty harsh you have to admit. True or not that’s kind of up to personal opinion. Listen to Lizzie’s story and…
s2-9- The Pennsylvania Turnpike Phantom of 1953
Oct 19, 2019 • 19 min
Episode s2-9- The Pennsylvania Turnpike Phantom of 1953. On the night of July 25. Lester Woodward, a 30 year old freight driver did what freight drivers have been doing for 1000s of years. He got tired and pulled his vehicle over to get some sleep.…
s2-8- 100 sticks of Dynamite and the murder of 3 little girls. 1937
Oct 12, 2019 • 26 min
Episode s2-8- 100 sticks of Dynamite and the murder of 3 little girls. 1937 A mother readies her three daughters for bed, but feels something is not right. Its an ominous feeling of protection, A feeling that something was wrong. She tries to purposefully…
S2-7- A 15 day snow storm, domestic violence, & national attention to a small town in Mtns. of N.C.
Oct 5, 2019 • 18 min
Episode S2-7- A 15 day snow storm, domestic violence, & national attention to a small town in Mtns. of N.C. A fifteen-day severe weather snow storm struck the east coast in1881. It became the prequel to a fatal domestic violence incident in McDowell Co.…
S2-6- The Doctor did it.
Sep 28, 2019 • 22 min
Episode S2-6- The Doctor did it. The Shade of Blue Story of the Doctor from New Jersey charged with a federal mail robbery in Asheville NC. His luck to escape justice lasted many years but Karma finally caught up with the “Good Doctor”. The story of his…
S2- 5- A murder solved but still not closed. 1936
Sep 21, 2019 • 17 min
Episode S2- 5- A murder solved but still not closed. 1936 In the 1930’s, a senseless homicide took place on the campus of Berea College, A school known as an institution of higher learning and its advocacy of the work ethic. Providing educational…
Bonus 3- Police Chiefs coming and going.
Sep 20, 2019 • 36 min
Episode Bonus # 3- Police Chiefs coming and going. Chiefs and heads of law enforcement have been resigning for as long as there has been law enforcement. Is recent coverage in the media different than any other time. Is there more to the story. Listen and…
S2- 4- The Buncombe County Smith Cold Case
Sep 14, 2019 • 21 min
Episode S2- 4- The Buncombe County Smith Cold Case Scheduled for September 14, 2019 at 7:00 PM 1997, A man and his son are looking for deer tracks in North Carolina’s Pisgah National Forest. Instead of deer sign they came across human bones, clothing, and…
S2-3- The Murder of 3 year old Lillian Patrick
Sep 7, 2019 • 22 min
Episode S2-3- The Murder of 3 year old Lillian Patrick Three year old Lillian Patrick’s step father John Gibson, lived with his eighteen-year-old wife; her three-year old daughter from a previous marriage Lillian. Gibson’s 16 year old brother Henry . In…
s2-2- 160 years ago a Congressman shot & killed the son of Francis Scott Key near the white house and witnesses
Aug 31, 2019 • 28 min
Episode s2-2- 160 years ago a Congressman shot & killed the son of Francis Scott Key near the white house and witnesses In April of 1859, New York Congressman Daniel Sickles became the first person in history to ever be acquitted of a crime due to…
S2-1- What do you do with a Six year old Murder?
Aug 24, 2019 • 18 min
Episode S2-1- What do you do with a Six year old Murder? 1929 A few Months before stock market crash and the time in our history know as the Great Depression. In the steep hills of eastern Kentucky on May 18, two young boys got into a argument over the…
Bonus - 2- More Appalachian trail murder mysteries.
Aug 17, 2019 • 7 min
Episode Bonus - 2- More Appalachian trail murder mysteries. Schedule for 8/17/19 at 7:00 PM A Bonus edition of Five Four Two and the Blue More Appalachian trail murder mysteries. As Scott related in podcast Episode eight . Murder and attempted Murder on…
Bonus - 1- A Serial killer and murdering politicians
Aug 10, 2019 • 12 min
Episode Bonus - 1- A Serial killer and murdering politicians Political corruption is a common thread that runs throughout the history of mankind. As is just regular old fashioned murder. It runs from the jaw bone of an ass to the voting both. We look at…
-25- California Cold case that ended in a small town in Western North Carolina. Part 2: Moonshine!
Aug 3, 2019 • 21 min
The California Cold case that ended in a small town in Western North Carolina. Part 2: Moonshine! Today’s shade of blue story, is a 1985 story that starts all the way across the country to the west coast. The land of make be-leave and stories. But the…
-24- Jane Doe of the Mountain. Identification of a 50 year old cold case murder Victim.
Jul 27, 2019 • 17 min
Episode -24- Jane Doe of the Mountain. Identification of a 50 year old cold case murder Victim. Jane Doe of the Mountain. If you took a short walk through a wooded area on a hill overlooking the city of Harlan Kentucky in the 1970s or 80s you would find a…
-23- The Ballad of Poor Ellen Smith and the truth behind the song.
Jul 20, 2019 • 17 min
Episode-23- The Ballad of Poor Ellen Smith and the truth behind the song. This episode starts with The Ballad of Poor Ellen Smith. The morning of July 21, 1892, the body of Ellen Smith was found behind the Zinzendorf Hotel in Winston-Salem, North…
-22- The 1970s Virginia Bunny man mystery and Investigation
Jul 13, 2019 • 21 min
Episode -22- The 1970s Virginia Bunny man mystery and Investigation. Who was the Virginia Bunny man? Ghost? Specter from the past? A crazed ax welding man in a rabbit costume?. Perhaps a simply misunderstood guy who liked to dress up as a Bunny. If so why…
-21-The story of Namoni Wise. Was Bob Dylan and Doc Watson correct in telling the story?
Jul 6, 2019 • 21 min
Episode -21-The story of Namoni Wise. Was Bob Dylan and Doc Watson correct in telling the story? A shade of blue that starts with a sound clip by Doc Watson. A recorded Ballad of the story of Namoni Wise. Down loaded from Smithsonian Folkways. The…
-20- The Right Rev. George Washington Carawan and the School teacher Charles Lassiter. 1852.
Jun 29, 2019 • 17 min
Episode -20- The Right Rev. George Washington Carawan and the school teacher Charles Lassiter. 1852. Though a preacher of the gospel, The Reverend George Washington Carawan, was a prominent and powerful North Carolina Baptist minister. A man of violent…
-19 Murder in Mitchel Co. NC. 1904, Murder or self defense?
Jun 22, 2019 • 17 min
A cold 1904 January in Mitchel County North Carolina, the body of a young man is found lying near the railroad tracks. Lying face first in or near a small creek, The young man shot three times in the head and five in the back. The county Coroner was…
Episode-18- Why did the Deputy shoot Tom Mashburn? & Who killed the father of NC Ginseng Trade
Jun 15, 2019 • 19 min
Episode-18- Why did the Deputy shoot Tom Mashburn? & Who killed the father of NC Ginseng Trade The song says Someone may have shot the sheriff and claims they did not shoot the deputy, but we do know for sure that the Deputy shot Tom Mashburn. Part 2- Is…
Episode- 17- A 1960s unusual disappearance and missing person case with connections to Western N.C.
Jun 8, 2019 • 18 min
Episode- 17- A 1960s unusual disappearance and missing person case with connections to Western N.C. A new shade of blue looking at an unusual disappearance and missing person investigation. In the mid 1960’s Mary Little was a Bank secretary in Atlanta,…
Episode- 16- Part two of the Murder of W. W. “Bill” Ormond by Mr. William Bonaparte Cole.
Jun 2, 2019 • 25 min
The Murder of W. W. “Bill” Ormond by Mr. William Bonaparte Cole. Episode - 16- Part 2. Part two of the Murder of W. W. “Bill” Ormond by Mr. William Bonaparte Cole. W. “Bill” Ormond, a veteran of the trench warfare of World War One was a young man…
-15 The Murder of W. W. “Bill” Ormond by Mr. William Bonaparte Cole.
Jun 1, 2019 • 21 min
Episode -15 The 1925 Murder of W. W. “Bill” Ormond by Mr. William Bonaparte Cole. Part one. Saturday June 1st at 7:00 pm. William Bonaparte Cole started in N.C. textiles at the age of fifteen as a mill bookkeeper in Rockingham, NC. Cole was able to…
-14- The hanging of Peter Smith— Crime and punishment in the Appalachian Mountains
May 25, 2019 • 28 min
Crime and punishment in the Appalachian Mountains. On Oct. 2, 1905, A man was hung at Marshall NC the County seat of Madison County. Most of us history nuts in the Western NC area are familiar with the Hanging of Peter Smith. Growing up in Madison Co. I…
-13- 1901 murder of a sleeping family.
May 18, 2019 • 18 min
Five Four Two and the Blue episode - 13 – 1901 murder of a sleeping family. On the night of September 21st, 1909, a knock on a cabin door and a neighborly welcome turned to murder. The family knew the visitor and quite naturally opened their home to him.…
-12- Big Al Capone in the Appalachians
May 11, 2019 • 21 min
Episode -12- Big Al Capone in the Appalachians Big Al in the Appalachians. Did the famous gangster “Scarface” Al Capone keep an apartment and hide out in Johnson City Tnn? And was the Mob involved with the death of a whole family in N.C. on Christmas Day,…
-11 The Murder of 17 year old Muriel Baldridge 1947
May 4, 2019 • 30 min
Episode -11 The Murder of 17 year old Muriel Baldridge in 1947 The Podcast starts with a brief musical ballad telling the story of a tragic event from the Appalachian Mountains. The Ballad written in 1949, the recording made in 1977. The Ballad tell the…
- 10 -gambling in the Mountains
Apr 27, 2019 • 26 min
Five Four Two and the Blue episode - 10 -gambling in the Mountains Scheduled for April 27, 2019 at 7:00 PM Illegal gambling in the Mountains. Cases from 1901, 1955 and 1977.A look at the differences of how the Evil of Gambling and “Gambling Dens” was…
- 9. Witchcraft Trials in Tenn„ Ghostly evidence and Court testimony in West Virginia
Apr 20, 2019 • 26 min
Episode - 9. Witchcraft Trials in Tenn„ Ghostly evidence and Court testimony in West Virginia Episode 9. Three Shades of Blue stories, for Five Four Two and the Blue. Three stories of Law enforcement, and the court system. Two Witchcraft Trials in Tenn.…
-8- Murder and attempted Murder on the Appalachian Trail
Apr 13, 2019 • 17 min
Episode -8- Murder and attempted Murder on the Appalachian Trail The shade of blue in this podcast on five for two and the blue. Puts us in the great outdoors along the Appalachian Trail. For those of you who don’t know The Appalachian National Scenic…
-7 The Ghost Town incident of 1992
Apr 6, 2019 • 17 min
Episode -7 The Ghost Town incident of 1992 In this shades of blue story for Five Four Two and the Blue, it does not start in the mountains of Western North Carolina but the start of the ending does. It’s a story of the capture of a real bad guy, James…
-6 The Miller Manhunt
Mar 30, 2019 • 19 min
Episode -6 The Miller Manhunt Many in the Appalachian Mountains are familiar with the murder and killing rampage that occurred in 1906 Asheville North Carolina. The Gunman, Will Harris’s manhunt and killing related to his shooting of several individuals…
-5 - 1964 and a deadly Home Invasion
Mar 23, 2019 • 23 min
Shortly before midnight Tuesday November 10, 1964, masks, guns and other disguises were collected by four young men. The burglary and robbery tools placed in a burlap bag, hidden under the hood of a pick-up truck just in case they were stopped by police…
Episode- 4- Five dead in ten Minutes, Asheville NC 1906
Mar 16, 2019 • 23 min
Episode- 4- Five dead in ten Minutes, Asheville NC 1906 A discussion about the Asheville North Carolina of 1906. The 5 homicides that occurred in a 10 minute span rampage, the investigation and man hunt reported as far away as New York City . The murder…
Episode- 3- Montford Avenue Murder / The Trial
Mar 10, 2019 • 27 min
Episode- 3- Montford Avenue Murder / The Trial On the morning of May 10- 1927, a maid walking to work discovered the body of a women in a ravine on Montford Avenue. This begun one of the most sensational crimes, investigations and trials in that time…
2 Asheville N.C. Montford Ave. Murder.
Feb 20, 2019 • 30 min
Episode 2 Asheville N.C. Montford Ave. Murder. On the morning of May 10- 1927, a maid walking to work discovered the body of a women in a ravine on Montford Avenue. This begun one of the most sensational crimes, investigations and trials in that time…
-1- A LITTLE BACKGROUND -
Feb 7, 2019 • 18 min
The five four two and the Blue Podcast. .. Discussions of law enforcement history. issues and incidents in the Appalachian Mountains. Hosted by Scott Lunsford, retired police detective sergeant. Author and researcher. Some quick local history to gain some…