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HideNcRy

Barnesville, OH

#21 Aug 16, 2010
truthtella wrote:
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|Report Abuse |Judge it!|#8 Saturday Mar 13
It was the Red Lantern Massacre and Rusty didn't shoot nobody. It was behind VFW. Down that lil road back there at a lil bar they called The Red Lantern...
YES HE DID!! there is another post on here about the this incident and it has a link posted to a book...Tennessee Stories...that documents the whole thing! It can be found on Google Books..its like pg. 78 or 79. He chased someone outside..shot them.. then got in his vehicle and ran over them! Then somewhere down the line a payoff occured that got Rusty back on the streets again!!
Rusty hid in the bathroom and cried like a lil bitch or they would've got him also!
sad

Barnesville, OH

#22 Aug 16, 2010
olde enough to know wrote:
The Red Lanteran was a bar down the road from the VFW. Jackie Mack Layman walked in dressed like a woman with Rusty Denton. Jackie had escaped from Brushy Mountain a few months before. He had been sentenced for murder. He killed the assistant manager of Food City, a woman in Cosby and others who were not proven. He was a contract killer and the brother of Peachie and Gene Layman. Relatives of the people he had killed tried to ambush him at his mothers home. Rusty allegedly pointed to the men in the room who had done it and Jackie shot them. He was shot, ran to the parking lot and collasped. People running out of the RL ran over his body numerous times in the parking lot. It was rumored a CC deputy was there and broke a window jumping out of it. Some people who were shot were innocent of anything. One was Gary Miller who belonged to the Peaceful Few. It was not a "gang thing". Just a cold blooded killer getting revenge.
It all happened because of my aunt's stepson was greedy as heck and wanted what her husband left her when he died. He thought if he had her killed, he would get it all. He had her killed but the end result was the red lantern massacre. Yes, innocent people died that night, but "some" of the people responsible for her death died also, and some guilty remain alive. Remember, that was back in the days when you didn't rat people out and get away with it. You didn't kill somebody and expect to live. Whatever you did to somebody was returned to you tenfold. Good or bad, didn't matter. Only few know the whole ins and outs of the Red Lantern Massacre. My brother is one. He knows every last detail. Not knowing the whole story just leaves room for the imagination to run.:)
hicks

Smyrna, TN

#23 Aug 16, 2010
steve was not killed in a car accident he was shot there he was eighteen years old and was my cousin they knocked on my aunts door on christmas morning and told her the news of what happened
by stander

Parrottsville, TN

#25 Aug 17, 2010
remember then wrote:
<quoted text>Steve was not killed my Rusty he was in a car accident up toward Cosby, but they did suspect foul play, Billy Reese was also there, can't remember how he died but I think it was also car accident over toward Parrotville, Danny Davis was shot in the back while trying to get away from all the shooting but wasn't seriously hurt, I believe that Billy is said to be the one who ran over Jackie- there was a song written about that night.People were running everywhere to seek safety, some that were there came out terrified, but who wouldn't be if you are an innocent bystander. Rusty was heard telling Jackie where the ones were to shoot. Jackie had been in town quite sometime, but riding around dressed as a woman, he had been seen with another person.People do need to pay for their crimes.
ray hicks was there and he bragged of stomping jackie macks teeth out after he was shot down in the gravels. also, beverly denton ,judy woods was there prior to the shooting but some of their family members received a phonc call to come get them before the shooting occured. i was also told that r. denton, j. mack were sitting at a table waiting for the peace few bunch came in. true macks mothers home got shot into over at the red light in north port. that info. came from an oficer at the time of the shooting.
hicks

Smyrna, TN

#26 Aug 17, 2010
Old man walking wrote:
Steve Valentine was shot at the Red Lantern. Was a friend of mine, innocent by stander . Olde Enough To Know is exactly right.
ok you know alot about myfamily are you somehow related to you Do you know me
Rocker

Knoxville, TN

#28 Aug 22, 2010
Steve Valentine WAS shot at the Red Lantern. He was 18 years old and played in a band. Billy Reece died in a car wreck. "old enough to know" nailed it. Jackie Mack Layman dressed as a woman, was run over numerous times outside after he was shot, found his wig and teeth alongside him in the gravel.
marie

Knoxville, TN

#29 Aug 22, 2010
truthtella wrote:
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|Report Abuse |Judge it!|#8 Saturday Mar 13
It was the Red Lantern Massacre and Rusty didn't shoot nobody. It was behind VFW. Down that lil road back there at a lil bar they called The Red Lantern...
YES HE DID!! there is another post on here about the this incident and it has a link posted to a book...Tennessee Stories...that documents the whole thing! It can be found on Google Books..its like pg. 78 or 79. He chased someone outside..shot them.. then got in his vehicle and ran over them! Then somewhere down the line a payoff occured that got Rusty back on the streets again!!
therewasn't a payoff because the then governor of tennessee, Ray Blanton, was arrested in his office by agents for selling pardons. as he was led away the agents saw that Rusty Denton's pardon was laying on the governor's desk. the next pardon to be signed. One gentleman from newport also served time as a staff member of governor Blanton. don't quite remember what it was he went to jail for, but am pretty sure it had nothing to do with the Rusty case. look up the book called marie. it was written by blanton's secertary and tells the account of the pardons. good book by the way.
Denton from Newport

Eatonton, GA

#30 Sep 28, 2010
Rusty served time for shooting the shooter. He pointed them out, let it happen, then shot. Served time, got out and immediately got arrested for drug charges. People say Im crazy for claiming the Denton name.........
newport

Nashville, TN

#31 Sep 30, 2010
i did time with denton he was a- rat -and a puss ok thats how he got out to set ppl up now you know me and -big bill- i miss you bill
Just a messenger

Nashville, TN

#32 Feb 19, 2011
Intresting info.......use link.
http://books.google.com/books...
Huh

United States

#33 Jun 9, 2012
History Lesson wrote:
It happened on Christmas Eve of 1975. I believe there were three people killed. Steve Valentine, Jackie McMahan and I can't think of the third guys name.
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Ron Paul 2012

Morristown, TN

#35 Aug 27, 2012
Why was Jackie Mack Layman in a dress? Was he a gay man into drag? MTF Transexual? Was it a disguise?

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