Toney Alloy Attacked


Raleigh Register - Thursday, 17 Feb 1921 Beckley, W. Va. T0NEY ALLOY ATTACKED
Linus Toney Held Under $2,000 Bond For Felonious Assault.
Toney Alloy, well known taxicab driver, was attacked and badly beaten on the road north of the city last Saturday morning while returning from a trip to Prosperity whither he had taken a number of passengers. His assailant was Linus Toney, a blacksmith, who is alleged to have pounced upon Alloy as the latter was repairing a blow-out near the bridge at Skelton.
Several dangerous scalp wounds were inflicted with a rock and Alloy was left unconscious. Later he was taken to the Beckley hospital and it is understood that small portions of the skull were removed. Though his condition was regarded as serious, he is now getting along nicely.
Toney was arrested, but waived a preliminary hearing and was held under $2,000 bond to answer indictment. It is learned that Toney once before threatened an attack upon Alloy with a rock, having jumped on the running board of his car, but was driven off at the point of a pistol.
Contributed by Nyla Creed DePauk