A wounded man rides into Tombstone with three bullets in him. Mr. Ritter was shot by the Clanton gang who stole several horses from him. He recovers to tell Earp the details. Old Man Clanton stole the horses and has them in his corral on his ranch. Earp decides to ride alone to the Clanton ranch to arrest Old Man Clanton for horse theft. When he refuses to take a posse, a worried Nellie Cashman goes to Doc Holliday for help. Doc knows he can't change Earp's mind but he has a plan. Earp rides alone to the ranch. Old Man Clanton is gone but Emma Clanton asks him to stay to talk to him. She tries to convince him that the Clanton's are not outlaws and shows she has an interest in him herself but Earp stands by the law. Meanwhile, Doc goes to three men who owe him and Earp money or their life for help. The Clantons return with the idea to kill Earp but Doc's group stops them. Old Man Clanton is arrested but events keep Earp from bringing him in and starts the feud between them. Written by
Did You Know?
Against his better judgment, Wyatt made his decision to serve as Chief Deputy Sheriff of Tombstone. In fact, as historians have pointed out, Wyatt was trapped into it by the threat of Old Man Clanton to bush whack him as he left Tombstone - and by his own stubborn bravery.