On the Track of the Death Valley Hippie Gang

Jim Pursell’s Harrowing Arrest of Charles Manson

Brent L. Smith

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For his last and final interview, retired CHP officer Jim Pursell gives his detailed account of spearheading the 1969 Barker Ranch raid that led to the arrest of the most notorious criminal in American history.

“The valley of death and I’ll find you…”
-The Manson Family, “Always is…

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