Mr. Kent asks Sheriff Morgan's help locating his teenaged daughter. She ran away from home to marry a soldier from Fort Huachuca without his permission. The soldier is currently in the stockade for trying to leave the post without a pass. Desperate to meet his fiancée, the soldier agrees to help another prisoner escape, only to regret his actions when his partner resorts to violence including taking his fiancée as a hostage.
When Helen Gifford tries to force her younger brother to leave Vera Watson's ranch, Vera pulls a gun and Helen is mortally wounded in the scuffle. Sheriff Morgan doesn't believe the story Vera and Hank have cooked up, so he looks for evidence to destroy their alibis.