|John Reno (MO State Pen files)|
After he was caught, John was sentenced to 25 years and sent to the Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City. While he was incarcerated, his brothers continued their lawless ways of mayhem and murder until Indiana vigilantes caught and lynched them. The Missouri Governor commuted John's sentence from 25 to 10 years. He was released on February 18, 1878.
"Rage at Dawn," a 1955 movie starring Randolph Scott and Forrest Tucker, tells their story. Tucker plays John Reno and Scott portrays the lawman who caught him.