Old West Outlaw List – C

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Guadalupe Caballero, aka: The Owl – Caballero was a member of Vicente Silva’s White Caps Gang in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Acting as the gang’s chief spy, he was later captured and sentenced to ten years in prison for his participation in the killing of Pat Meas.

Andrew Cameron – New Mexico outlaw and murderer, Cameron shot and killed Donaciano Tafoya on April 25, 1881.

Edmund Campbell (18??-1875) – A black man, Campbell murdered Lawson Ross and his wife in Indian Territory in revenge for an insult. He was hanged on September 3, 1875 at Fort Smith, Arkansas.

William “Wild Bill” Campbell (18??-1881) – Campbell rode with outlaw Jesse Evans. He was later lynched by a mob in Arizona in 1881.

William Campbell, aka: The KidMontana outlaw member of the Ashly Gang of Montana in 1884. He was killed by lawmen.

Frank Canton

Frank Canton

Frank M. Canton, aka: Joe Horner (1849-1927) – Gunman, outlaw, lawman, and rancher, Canton lived in Oklahoma, Wyoming, Alaska, and Montana.

Louis Cardis – A Texas outlaw, Cardis led the Mexican faction in the EI Paso Salt War and was killed by Judge Howard in 1877.

“Laughing” Sam Carey – Possibly also known as Laughing Dick Carey, he was a member of the loosely knit Hole in the Wall Gang in Wyoming during the latter part of the 19th century.

Peter Carl – A New Mexico an outlaw, Carl shot and killed Harry Huber in a saloon in Rincon, New Mexico on August 31, 1884.

Thomas “Kye” Carlile – Early leader of the Cookson Hills Gang, he was the chief suspect in a Bixby, Oklahoma and Springdale, Arkansas bank robberies. he was also suspected of murdering a woman named Susie Sharp and four Oklahoma lawmen. He was killed by lawmen in Cherokee, Oklahoma in September, 1932.

“Carlisle Kid” – See Nah-deiz-az

John Carlisle – A Texas outlaw, Carlisle was hanged in 1893 for conspiracy to commit murder.

William L. “Bill” Carlisle – Train robber in California and Wyoming, Carlisle was the last of the Old West train robbers. He was finally captured and imprisoned in the 1900s.

Patrie Carmondy – A New Mexico outlaw, Carmondy was jailed with Mexican conspirators Jagola and Gonzales, for killing William Wiggins. The three escaped from jail in Socorro, New Mexico in October 1888.

Jose M. Carrolla, aka: Portuguese Jo – Outlaw member of the Wild Bill Martin Gang, he was shot and killed by John Perry on June 19, 1877.

Alexander Carter – A road agent in Montana and thought to have been a member of Henry Plummer’s gang of Innocents. He was hanged by Montana Vigilantes.

Bill Carver

Bill Carver

William Carver (1866?-1901) – An outlaw and Texas cowboy, Carver rode with the Black Jack Ketchum Gang, the Wild Bunch, and the High Fives Gang. While robbing with the Kilpatrick brothers, he was killed by a posse led by Sheriff Lige Briant in 1901 outside of Sonora, Texas.

James P. Casey – Editor of the San Francisco Times newspaper, Casey shot James King, proprietor of the rival Evening Bulletin. When King died six days later, in what was probably the largest vigilante committee ever formed, some 2,600 men marched to the jail, broke Casey out and lynched him along with his unfortunate cellmate on May 14, 1856.

Jim Casey – An Oklahoma outlaw, Casey was jailed for the alleged killing of a Yukon deputy. When he attempted to escape from jail on June 30, 1895, he was shot.

Joe Casey – An Arizona outlaw, Casey was jailed by Sheriff Bob Paul in 1882 in Tucson, Arizona. After escaping, he was captured and hanged.

James C. Casharego – See George Wilson

Butch Cassidy, aka: Robert Leroy Parker, (1867-1911 or 1937) – Leader of the Wild Bunch, the gang robbed trains and banks in Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, and other states. He and Harry Longbaugh, the Sundance Kid, were allegedly killed in Bolivia or Argentina in 1908.

Candido Castillo – An outlaw with rewards on his head totaling $2,400, he was shot and killed by a posse near Espanola, New Mexico in 1884.

Catfish Kid – A Texas outlaw, the “kid” reportedly killed deputy Sheriff L.S. Pierce in a gunfight and was imprisoned for murder.

Jim Catron, aka: The Pagnas Stage Robber – This Colorado outlaw was shot and killed by a guard in the 1880s at Fort Garland, Colorado.

Cattle Kate – See Ellen Watson

Icnacio ChacoOutlaw member of the Castillo Gang.

Augustine Chacon

Augustine Chacon

Augustine Chacon, aka: Paludo, Peledo, the Hairy One (18??-1902) – Led a gang who murdered and robbed in Arizona. He escaped jail and execution twice before he was captured by the deputy sheriff of Cochise County, Burton Alvord. He was hanged on November 21, 1901.

William “Bill” Chadwell, aka: Bill Stiles (1840s-1876) – Born in Missouri but raised in Minnesota, Chadwell returned to Missouri and was thought to have ridden with William Quantrill in the Civil War. Sometime later he hooked up with the James-Younger Gang and participated in the Missouri Pacific Railroad train in Otterville, Missouri on July 7, 1876, where gang members made of with some $15,000. Some believe it was he who persuaded a reluctant Jesse James to rob a bank in Minnesota. On September 7, 1876, he and seven other members attempted to rob the First National Bank in Northfield, Minnesota, but when local citizens fought back, Chadwell and Charlie Pitts were killed. The rest escaped but the Younger Brothers would be captured and sent to prison. After his death, his remains were taken by a young medical student named Henry M. Wheeler, who had been involved in the shoot-out. His skeleton would later be displayed in Wheeler’s office when he went into practice.

Wade Chamberlee – Oklahoma train robber arrested by Grant Johnson.

Joe Chancellor – See Tom O’Day

Antonio Chavez – A New Mexico outlaw, he was shot and killed during a holdup outside San Simon New Mexico on May 21, 1880.

Carlos Chavez – A New Mexico outlaw, Chavez was hanged for slaying Yum Kee in Silver City, New Mexico in 1884.

Fernando Chavez – A New Mexico outlaw, he was lynched in Las Lunas, New Mexico on October 6, 1881.

Josefito Chavez – An outlaw and horse thief, he was also a gunman in the Lincoln County War of New Mexico.

Pedro Chavez – An outlaw and member of Augustin Chacon’s gang in the 1890s. He was arrested for robbery, escaped prison at Tuscon, Arizona, and was killed in a gun battle with Sheriff Wakefield.

Jose Chavez y Chavez – Outlaw member of Vicente Silva’s White Caps Gang of Las Vegas, New Mexico. The last surviving member of the gang, he was sentenced to life imprisonment.

Cherry, aka: The Kid – Outlaw member of Ike Stockton’s gang. Dyson Eskridge shot him in the back.

John Childers, Jr. (1849-1873) – Robbed and murdered Rayburn Wedding in October, 1870 in the Cherokee Nation of Indian Territory. Though he was immediately arrested, he escaped from a federal jail in Van Buren, Arkansas. He was recaptured in 1871. On August 15, 1873, he became the first man to be hanged at Fort Smith, Arkansas.