|Name: Rufus Franklin
|Name: Thomas R. Limerick
|Name: James C. Lucas
Shortly after 2 p.m., Franklin, Limerick and Lucas made their way from the woodworking shop over to the top floor of the factory building. They brought along with them a hammer, lead weights and pieces of iron. Senior custodial officer, R.C. Cline, was patrolling the floor unarmed. The three convicts without warning beat Cline repeatedly over the head with the hammer.
The three then went out of a window and crawled up onto the roof after cutting through barbwire. There, they attacked the armed guard on-duty by flinging the lead weights and pieces of iron at the glass tower from three directions. The shatter-proof glass held up against the barrage and only one lead weight managed to get through, slightly injuring the guard's leg. The guard opened fire and hit Franklin in the shoulder and Limerick in the head. Lucas gave up as soons as other guards rushed up to the roof. Their goal was to attempt to disarm other guards with the weapon from the first guard, sieze the prison boat and make their way off the island.
Limerick died from the wound inflicted to his head that evening in the prison hospital. R.C. Cline, 36, died the following day at the Marine Hospital from the wounds inflicted by the convicts. He left behind a wife and four daughters. Franklin and Lucas were given life sentences for the murder of Cline.