Jed Lorimer is released from prison on parole to Earp in Tombstone. He was helped by letters written by his girlfriend Marge Davies, her brother Phil and their father Sam. Earp trusts Jed but asks him to keep an eye on Phil who works at the bank but likes to gamble and is in debt to Dapper Courtney. Shotgun catches Courtney with a concealed weapon and brings him in. Fed up with Courtney's actions Earp gives him 24 hours to leave town. He hopes it will take pressure off Phil but doubts it. Courtney has given Phil two days to pay his IOUs but Phil loses the $500 he borrowed from Marge under false pretenses. Courtney suggests to Phil they involve Jed in a scheme to steal the mining payroll Phil is to deliver to the mine the next day. Phil declines to involve Jed but agrees to be held up by Courtney once they agree on Courtney depositing Phil's share back in a bank safety deposit box. Jed following Phil overhears the plan. He decides to take the money from Phil and return it but Courtney ... Written by
Did You Know?
One of the oldest clichés in stories about law enforcement is that all ex-convicts eventually return to prison. This notion disgusted Marshal Wyatt Earp and, in later years, Wyatt used to cite the case of Jed Lorimer as a story which contradicted fiction with the violence and heartbreak of real life.