Billy

Nashville, TN

#124 Jun 7, 2010
Mike Elam wrote:
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Ahh..., someone has done their research. Lots of myths out there about Buford, the ambush, the robbery at the Plantations Club, the Hathcock shooting etc. I have to wonder why people still try to hide the truth about all of this?
Mike
Have you interviewed Kirksey Nix? He was one of the leaders of the Dixie Mafia. He was a suspect in the shooting of Pusser and his wife. He will not talk about the shooting of Pusser and his wife for obvious reasons. Nix had an associate in Texas Darrell Ward, who was connected with Sam Giancana boss of the Chicago mafia in the 1960's. Kirsey Nix was working for Darrell Ward.

Kirksey Nix is serving a life sentence for murder at Angola State Prison in Louisiana. Reporters have ask him many times about his involvement in the shooting of Pusser and his wife. He will not comment. The Dixie Mafia was connected to State Line Mob and it's leader Carl Douglas White. Louise Hathcock who Pusser shot was a girlfriend of Carl Towhead White. Kirksey Nix and Carl Towhead White were friends, and White hated Pusser for killing Hathcock. It only makes sense that White would try to kill Pusser and his wife. It's all fact. Pusser did kill Hathcock, White and Hathcock were lovers, White hated Pusser, White and Nix were friends.
mikeelam

Rogers, AR

#125 Jun 7, 2010
Billy wrote:
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Have you interviewed Kirksey Nix? He was one of the leaders of the Dixie Mafia. He was a suspect in the shooting of Pusser and his wife. He will not talk about the shooting of Pusser and his wife for obvious reasons. Nix had an associate in Texas Darrell Ward, who was connected with Sam Giancana boss of the Chicago mafia in the 1960's. Kirsey Nix was working for Darrell Ward.
Kirksey Nix is serving a life sentence for murder at Angola State Prison in Louisiana. Reporters have ask him many times about his involvement in the shooting of Pusser and his wife. He will not comment. The Dixie Mafia was connected to State Line Mob and it's leader Carl Douglas White. Louise Hathcock who Pusser shot was a girlfriend of Carl Towhead White. Kirksey Nix and Carl Towhead White were friends, and White hated Pusser for killing Hathcock. It only makes sense that White would try to kill Pusser and his wife. It's all fact. Pusser did kill Hathcock, White and Hathcock were lovers, White hated Pusser, White and Nix were friends.
Nix is currently in the Super-max prison in Marion Ill. No, I have not interviewed him. I have attempted to correspond with him without success.

I have been told by those at the state line that White, Nix and Pusser all knew each other. Nix was mentioned as a suspect in the ambush in a 1968 letter from TBI agent Warren Jones to OSBI agent Jack Hill. The letter was as follows:

"McNairy County Sheriff Buford Pusser advises there were three occupants in the Blue 1965 Cadillac on Saturday August 12, 1967 when his car was shot into, and his wife, Pauline, was murdered, and the sheriff seriously wounded. Sheriff Pusser saw and can recognize the "Trigger-man" who was the passenger in the front seat of the Cadillac automobile."

"Sunday June 16, 1968 Sheriff Buford Pusser was shown the group of photographs your office, and the Arkansas State Police furnished as possible suspects in this murder case, as they are friends of Albert McDonald."

"In looking through the group of photographs Sheriff Pusser advises the photograph of Kirksey Nix Jr., FBI #481,161,F. residence as given on your records as being 3301 Cardinal Drive Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, looks very much like the unknown subject that he saw in said blue 1965 Cadillac, and the one firing the carbine on August 12, 1967 when this murder occurred."

"Sheriff Pusser advises it will be necessary for him to see Kirksey McCord Nix Jr in person before he is positive on said identification."

Given the opportunity to identify Nix, first by photograph, and later in person, Sheriff Pusser never made a positive ID on Nix and Nix was never arrested in connection with the ambush.

Either Nix was not involved, or on the other extreme, Nix was involved, possibly even with Pusser's knowledge and blessing.

People in the know say that Pauline and Buford had had marital problems and were separated. Pauline had threatened not only to leave Buford but to expose his corruption (payoffs).

The question gets back to the ambush and was it real? If Pusser wanted to get rid of Pauline before she talked all he had to do was blame it on the state liners. Is that why Buford could never ID Nix as the shooter? Was he afraid that if he claimed Nix was the shooter, what would it look like if Nix had a verifiable alibi? On the other hand, Nix and Pusser were supposed to be acquainted. Was Nix possibly doing his old buddy Buford a favor by killing Pauline?

Any way you look at it, its strange that Pusser could never identify nix as the shooter.

Personally, I don't think the alleged ambush had anything to do with either White or Hathcock. Nix isn't going to say one way or the other if he was involved in the ambush as it gives him "bragging rights" in prison for other to think he was involved. Nix lives under the illusion that he may be granted an appeal one day on his current conviction and can't afford to have Pauline's murder hanging over his head.
Billy

Nashville, TN

#126 Jun 8, 2010
Kirksey Nix lives in isolation in prison. So he doesn't have contact with prisoners. If I were involved I wouldn't talk about it either. The less you say, the less you have to worry about.

It's hard to believe Carl Towhead White was friends with Pusser, when he killed his girl friend. Wouldn't you be upset if he killed your girl friend? Of course Pusser was the only witness to the shooting besides those he said were in the car. Which were four people-- Towhead White, George MCann, Gary McDaniel, and Kirksey Nix.

If those guys were not involved why would they not come forward to discredit Pussers accusations? If they are innocent, why would they let Pusser get away with pinning the murder of his wife on them?

Makes no sense. If I were innocent, I'd be mad as hell at Pusser.

Pusser was a hated man not only by the State Line Mob, but also many people in McNairy County hated him. I don't think Pusser was perfect or why would he have so many enemies. Before I'd be convinced Pusser was on the take, or killed his wife and shot himself, it would have to be proven. Hearsay
which is what one person tells another, is not proof. And we know hearsay is not admissable in court.

Many people want their 15 minutes of fame, and see dollar signs with different theory's and scenarios. Book deals, and TV specials. They'll say anything for fame and fortune. Isn't this what it's all about?

Buford Pusser isn't here to defend himself. We can't hear his side of the story, and then see if what he says is creditable. We do know Pusser had a lot of enemies that include some people in McNairy County. You can take this to the extreme with theory's and speculation but it proves nothing. The people to prove it are all dead, except for Nix. You can ask why this or why that and it doesn't prove anything.
mikeelam

Rogers, AR

#127 Jun 8, 2010
My friend, you are operating with some false and outdated information. Just recently a letter from TBI Investigator Warren Jones was released. In that 1968 letter to Oklahoma State Buruea of Investigation agent Jack Hill, Jones stated that Buford said there were three people in the Cadillac, not four, and that Buford could not identify any of them although he did see the "Trigger-man" well enough to recognize him IF he saw him again. This document is available of crimemyths for your viewing.

The idea if Nix, McGann, McDaniel and Gagliardi being involved in the ambush appears to have been the brain child of W.R. Morris.

As far as Nix Goes the OSBI as well as the Arkansas State Police provided photos of Nix for Pusser to examine and after doing so Pusser still could not make a positve ID saying he would have to see him in person. Even with that Pusser could not make the ID, thus Nix was never arrested in connection with the ambush.

As far as White and Buford being friends.., I have interviewed several people who lived the real story along with Buford and all agree that early on White and Pusser were friends. Three of these people even place Pusser at the Shamrock at Towhead's "Welcome home party" the night that Jack Hathcock was killed.

There is more to the Pusser / State Line story than most have ever been told or can imagine.

For your own peace of Mind check out the link on crimemyths to TBI Investigator Warren Jones letter.

As far as the ambush goes, there is lots of evidence to suggest that Buford was behind that.
Cynthia

Johnstown, PA

#128 Jun 8, 2010
Is this the same Mike Elam that was reported to be a nephew of Louise Hathcock in a newspaper article published laat wee in a Miss. newspaper?
mikeelam

Rogers, AR

#129 Jun 9, 2010
Cynthia wrote:
Is this the same Mike Elam that was reported to be a nephew of Louise Hathcock in a newspaper article published laat wee in a Miss. newspaper?
No. I am in no way related to the Hathcocks or anyone else involved in the Pusser / State Line story. I have learned that Elam is a fairly common name in that area. While visiting the ambush sites I saw the grave sites of several Elams in the cemetery at the New Hope Church. I was born and still live in Northwest Arkansas. Can you tell me which Mississippi newspaper you speak of and what day the article appeared? I would be interested in reading that.
mikeelam

Rogers, AR

#130 Jun 9, 2010
Cynthia wrote:
Is this the same Mike Elam that was reported to be a nephew of Louise Hathcock in a newspaper article published laat wee in a Miss. newspaper?
Cynthia, the following is an excerpt from a post (#117) made by Frank, who is also from the Pittsburgh PA area:

"Mike, your a Pusser obssessed fanatic, pissed off cause youur crooked Aunt got popped. Admit it."

Funny thing is, Frank commented that Louise was my "crooked Aunt", a theme that you have also picked up on here. My question is that since you and Frank both show Pittsburgh PA as an address, is there any chance that you and Frank are related?...maybe even the same person?

Again, I look forward to you providing a little information on that Newspaper story you said you read. That will tell us a lot should you be able to provide it. It will also tell us a lot even if you don't.
sliknikel

Nashville, TN

#131 Jun 21, 2010
One of my uncles was a highway patrolman in the late 60's and caught the Anchor club open for business on a Sunday...he closed it down, and Buford showed up in a few minutes and was extremely mad about it...I think he had an interest in the Anchor club...they had words, but my uncle was just as mean as Buford.... a few years later Buford tried to get on with the Tennessee Highway patrol but too many of them had trouble with him in the past and voted him down....He did say that Buford was big, dumb, super human strong and not scared of the devil....he also said 5 average men didn't stand a chance against Buford in a fight.
My grandfather also knew Buford and spoke highly of him.
mikeelam

Rogers, AR

#132 Jun 23, 2010
sliknikel wrote:
One of my uncles was a highway patrolman in the late 60's and caught the Anchor club open for business on a Sunday...he closed it down, and Buford showed up in a few minutes and was extremely mad about it...I think he had an interest in the Anchor club...they had words, but my uncle was just as mean as Buford.... a few years later Buford tried to get on with the Tennessee Highway patrol but too many of them had trouble with him in the past and voted him down....He did say that Buford was big, dumb, super human strong and not scared of the devil....he also said 5 average men didn't stand a chance against Buford in a fight.
My grandfather also knew Buford and spoke highly of him.
Interesting. Why would Buford be mad, unless of course he had had his toes stepped on. The stories are that Buford recieved pay offs from the club. Maybe your uncle embarrassed the sheriff when he stepped on his toes..
McNairy

Beech Bluff, TN

#133 Jun 23, 2010
Before Pusser,the THP pretty well controlled McNairy Co as to law enforcement.Pusser did move the THP to the state roads. Therefore Pusser was able to operate his bag operation.It is always about the money..sometimes things get out of hand.
mikeelam

Rogers, AR

#134 Jun 23, 2010
McNairy wrote:
Before Pusser,the THP pretty well controlled McNairy Co as to law enforcement.Pusser did move the THP to the state roads. Therefore Pusser was able to operate his bag operation.It is always about the money..sometimes things get out of hand.
Its always about money!

McNairy, would you mind emailing me your phone number to my private email account at mikeelam2010@yahoo.com I would like to speak with you.
Cynthia

Johnstown, PA

#135 Jun 27, 2010
I would not give out your phone number to him. I've read on several websites that he illegally records what you say and uses it without your permission.

Cynde
mikeelam

Rogers, AR

#136 Jun 28, 2010
Cynthia wrote:
I would not give out your phone number to him. I've read on several websites that he illegally records what you say and uses it without your permission.
Cynde
Another story circulated by someone with an agenda like you (if not you, using yet another name). BTW, signing off as Cynde rather than Cynthia this time was a nice touch, but I don't think the softening of the pronounciation fooled anyone Frank.
Cynthia

Johnstown, PA

#137 Jun 28, 2010
It is also reported that he edits the recordings and only plays the portions that appear to favor his opinons. Use extreme caution when dealing with this snake oil salesman.

Cynde
McNairy

Medon, TN

#138 Jun 28, 2010
It is also reported that he edits the recordings and only plays the portions that appear to favor his opinons. Use extreme caution when dealing with this snake oil salesman.

Cynde

Cynde,,i have read all the posting by Mr. Elam,I have lived through the Pusser era here in McNairy County Tn. I find Mr.Elam to be more correct than incorrect of the Pusser era.I did find one mistake by Mr.Elam he spelled Mr.Kiddy of the state line as Kitty,whom Pusser talked to after the ambush.
Instead of trying to discredit to Mr.Elam why not try a search for the truth? Maybe you have a trophy from the Buford Pusser carnival as law man of the year? The story of Walking Tall is a folk tale from Eddie Bond. We here in McNairy County will never know the truth as to the ambush that killed Pauline Pusser,Louise Hathcock,and i do not believe that McNairy County DA, Mike Donavant,or the citizens of McNairy County are willing to spend a dime of tax payers money to know any more.
Cynthia

Johnstown, PA

#140 Jun 28, 2010
Mr. McNairy, do you know the laws regarding recording telephone conversations? If you did, you would not be arguing with me and looking like a fool.

Why don't you do your research and and find out the law from the FCC.

Mr. Elam has violated Federal law. Search out the law regarding recording telephone conversations and then listen to his taped recordings.

The web is full of comments regarding his illegal recording activities.

If you choose to defend that type of thing and choose to attack me, then you obviously have no respect for the law.

Cynde
McNairy

Medon, TN

#141 Jun 28, 2010
Mr. McNairy, do you know the laws regarding recording telephone conversations? If you did, you would not be arguing with me and looking like a fool.

Why don't you do your research and and find out the law from the FCC,
==========

Is this forum about Buford Pusser or FCC rules??

its very clear to me that you cannot accept the truth.
WowWhatANutJob

United States

#142 Jul 27, 2010
Dude, you are SO obvious...the fake names on multiple accounts...You are a scene. I'm sure Pusser wasn't "pure", but you, Mr. Elam, have a sickness...Get treatment.

All I want is the truth...and you so don't have it.
mikeelam

Rogers, AR

#143 Jul 27, 2010
WowWhatANutJob wrote:
Dude, you are SO obvious...the fake names on multiple accounts...You are a scene. I'm sure Pusser wasn't "pure", but you, Mr. Elam, have a sickness...Get treatment.
All I want is the truth...and you so don't have it.
Fake names??? Give me a break today. Whats the problem..., you don't think Pusser accepted payoffs? Even his friends said he did. Have you read the article written By Cammy Wilson where she interviewed Pusser's stepdaughter and Diane told about illegal booze being stored in the Pusser residence? What about Diane's comments about Pauline calling her in Memphis and asking her to come home because Pauline and Buford were having trouble...then almost immediately Pauline is killed in the alleged ambush?
If you know so much, why don't you explain away for us the placement of the shell casings at the second ambush site? Maybe you could tell us why there was blood on the car's hood windsield and roof even though the Pusser's did not exit the vehicle?
Better yet, why don't you explain how a gun man, in a planned hit, could pull along side Pusser's car, which was stopped and had the door open, and fire 12 times from a distance of only three to five feet and only hit Pusser once?
You know why you don't answer those questions?....because your the one that has nothing! People like you can't explain anything so you criticize others for making an effort to do so.
One more thing..., I don't believe WowWhatANutJob is your real name..., although it should be. What kind of fake ID is that?
WowWhatANutJob

United States

#144 Jul 28, 2010
LOL...So easy.

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