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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

I n u rsdav. March 4. 1976

ALL IN THE FAMILY:

911

_ .

Jail

explosion

ends bizarre Sisk story

POINT PLEASANT, W. Va. to let anyone go downstairs un-
UP) - It began when infant til he arrived."
Davi Sisk was found battered S H E R I F F Elvin Wedg
and buried, and ended when the . E .i Wedge
child's teen-aged father blew up 48, arrived at the jail a few!
the jail where his wife was held minutes later along with sev-
on a murder charge in Davi's eral other area law enforce-
death. The father, his wife and ment officers, including deputy
two others died in the blast. Kenneth Love, 33.
The officers were trying to'
Harriet Sisk, 18, was in jail decide how to handle the situ-
charged with the death of her ation, said Anson, when a tre-
2-month-old daughter, whose mendous explosion suddenly
body was discovered Saturday ripped through the jail, instant-
in a freshly dug grave beside ly killing Love and the Sisks.
the Sisk mobile home at Letart, The sheriff died a few hours
a tiny farming community 20, later in a Huntington hospital,
miles north of Point Pleasant. where he was taken by helicop-
Ms. Sisk and her husband, ter.
Bruce Sisk had initially re- Koerner said the parents of
ported the child kidnaped. Sisk told him they believe their
State Police Sgt. Koerner said 19 - year - old son went to the
Sisk came to the jail shdrtly Mason County Jail with the in-
before 11 p.m. Tuesday, carry- tention of killing his wife and
ing a suitcase and a shotgun. taking his own life - apparent-
He pressed the shotgun against ly motivated by the infant's
jail dispatcher Charles Anson. death.
"HE TOLD me he had come ELEVEN other persons were
to spend the night with his injured - two seriously - in
wife,"said Anson. "He made the blast, which authorities said
me take him downstairs to the was caused by some two dozen.
Women's holding area. But I; sticks of dynamite Sisk had
never dreamed he had dynamite brought with him in the suit-
in that suitcase. I thought it case.
was just a change of clothes." Initial reports indicated hej
Anson said he opened Ms. :'detonated the dynamite by
Sisk's cell door and slammed shooting into the suitcase.
it behind the husband, a tall: Koerner said, however, that
young men with shoulder-length there was no way of knowingI
red hair, for certain how the explosion
"I ran upstairs and radioed was set off.
for help," Anson said. "I called Koerner said his men found
the sheriff and he told me not dynamite wrappers at the mo-

bile home where the Sisks lived
with Davi Calline and a 2-year-
old son.
THE EPISODE began last
Saturday, when Ms. Sisk, a
short, heavy woman with long
dark hair, reported her daugh-
ter had been kidnaped.
Federal authorities were call-
ed into the case and began
searching for the child. It was
deputy Love who found the lit-
tle girl buried some four feet
deep and wrapped in blankets
with a stuffed animal.
The coroner said the child
had been beaten and strangled.
MRS. SISK was arrested'
Monday but permitted to at-
tend the child's funeral Tues-
day. Welfare officials took cus-
tody of the little boy.
One of the 11 persons injur-
ed in the blast was Alice Sue
Missen, 18, who shared Ms.:
Sisk's cell until she was per-
mitted to leave just moments
before the explosion.
The state trooper who inter-
viewed Missen said she told
him Ms. Siskhad asked her
husband, a dairy farmer, to
release her friend.
"THE WOMAN told us the
Sisks had gone over in a corner
and talked among themselves,"
the trooper said. "She said she
couldn't hear what they were
saving, but did hear Ms. Sisk
ask him to let Mrs. Missen3
to leave the cell."

Authorities said Sisk called
a deputy to release the woman
and she left the cell, not know-
ing of Sisk's plan.
"I've talked with one of my
men who was down there," add-
. ed Koerner, "and he said the
sheriff and the others were un-
aware of the dynamite. He said
they were trying to figure out
how to get Sisk out of the cell,
and suddenly everything went
blank. When he came to, the
place had been blown all to
pieces."
THE BLAST tore a hole
through the first floor of the
building, wrecking the ground
floor jail and forcing closure
of the courthouse. Officials said
FELD BALLET SELLS OUT,
EXTENDS SEASON
NEW YORK (') - Eliot
Feld Ballet, playing a sold-out
engagement at the Newman
Theater in the Public Theater
complex, extended its run for
two weeks, beyond its sched-
uled ending on Nov. 16.
Founded in 1974, Eliot Feld
Ballet is the residenttdance
company in the Public Theater
building. Two premieres chore-'
ographed by Feld, were pre-
sented this season.

they feared the jail might col-
lapse as a crack in the outside
wall widened.
The blast also knocked out
windows in the jail and nearby,
buildings and awoke residents
for miles around.
Anson said the explosion lift-
ed him out of his chair in his
first-floor office. He said the
sheriff and seven other offic-
ers were in the basement at the
time of the explosion, but were
seperated from the Sisks' cell
by a wall.
"E V E R Y T H I N G was
quiet for a moment after the
blast," he said. "And then

there was lots
confusion and
for help."

of smoke and
people yelling

All the injured were taken to
Pleasant Valley Hospital in
Point Pleasant. They inscluded
jailer Ernie Hesson, 71, criti-
cal condition; Ohio Highway
Patrolman Bruck Wallace, ser-
ious ;state trooper Lloyd Ak-
ers, fair; city patrolman Tom
Belcher, fair; Deputy Richard
Dyer, good; state trooper Mike
Smith, good; prisoners Donald
Little, Terry Pierce and Noah
McDade, all satisfactory; and
Mrs. Missen and her husband,
Danny, both prisoners, satisfac-
tory.

SEMINAR SERIES
Mental Health Research Inst. Dresents-
JACK D. COWAN
Dept. of Biophysics and Theoretical Biology, Univ. of Chicago
Topic. "Spatial Filtering in the
Visual System"
Place: 1057 MHRI Time: March 4,3:45
EXTRA: Tea at 3:15, 2059 MHRI
PATHS TO SELF-AWARENESS
--a series of lecture-discussions and demonstrations on
spiritual awakening
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