A historic Kansas police docket with
references to Wild West lawmen Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson is one
legal step closer to being returned to Dodge City.
The ledger details city court cases from 1878 to 1882, and the
FBI has said it's worth about $100,000. It was seized in May from a
home in Blacklick, Ohio.
The U.S. attorney's office in Kansas said Wednesday that it
expects to file a settlement agreement in federal court and ask for
a final order returning the book to Dodge City.
That comes a day after U.S. District Judge Monti Belot issued a
partial default order removing all potential claimants except Dodge
FBI Special Agent Robin Smith said in an affidavit that city
officials believe "persons unknown" stole the book sometime after