Smith & Wesson chief quits over crime
Chairman of the nation's No. 2 gun maker resigns over past armed robbery; company names new chief.
[James Joseph] Minder, 74, had spent time in prison in the 1950s and 1960s for a string of armed robberies and an attempted prison escape, according to the Republic. During that time, the Detroit News said he was known for carrying a 16-gauge, sawed-off shotgun.
Minder was sentenced to 3-1/2 to 10 years in state prison for robbing a store while attending University of Michigan as a journalism student, he told the Republic.