This memo states that it includes a copy of the warrant issued by the Chiltern Bench for the arrest of Edward Kelly on charges of horse stealing, although the warrant itself is not present. A similar warrant was also issued for Ned’s brother Dan, a copy of which is included in the evidence file for the case against Ellen Kelly for aiding and abetting in the attempted murder of Constable Arthur Fitzpatrick on the 15th of April: Fitzpatrick visited the Kelly home to serve these warrants. As a result of the subsequent brawl, Ned and Dan fled to the bush, emerging as outlaws six months later.
Chiltern Police Station
9th April 1878Re Warrant for arrest of Edward KellyI. James Lynch S. C. 708 Respectfully forward the enclosed warrant issued by the Chiltern Bench for the arrest of Edward Kelly charged with Horse Stealing to the Superintendents office for filing see Police Gazette 20th March 1878
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S. C. 708
The Superintendent Of Police Beechworth
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