In Deadwood Gulch the miners are celebrating in the salloon. A hush falls as the sheriff enters to deal with a killing at a poker game. A man has been killed with a knife. The players are interviewed, and the story comes out in a flashback sequence.
Was it one of the gamblers, or possibly someone from outside the open window? When Tonto is caught snooping around, he is tossed in jail for the crime. Lone Ranger comes to talk with Tonto, and more of the story, and a little about the characters comes out.
The sheriff recognizes the Lone Ranger, and asks for his help. He even offers to release Tonto, and make it seem like a jail break. Confusion ensues as a posse makes a wild goose chase, but it gives the Lone Ranger time to figure out the mystery.
With a better chance to examine clues and the crime scene, Lone Ranger and Tonto ride to follow up on the motive for the murder. It will take a little time, but it is worth it to make a solid case, and expose the bad guy. There’s a twist ending when justice is done, and the Lone Ranger rides away.