Chester shares with Matt about his frustrations at losing money to a shell game. Duty calls when word of a brawl has broken out at the salloon. Will there be a lynching when a horse gthief is caught? Matt may have to apply some muscle to convince the ring leader that the law should deal out the justice.
Jesse Hyatt lives to see another day, even if it’s behind the safety of the bars at the jail. Telling his story, Matt coiuld have a trail to follow to the real horse thief. Can Hyatt be believed? It’s not up to Matt to decide, but the law isn’t moving fast enough for the lynchers. Looking forward to an easy evening, playing cribbage with Chester, Matt faces another problem. Somehow Jesse Hyatt has acquired a gun. Why is young Tommy trying to help the prisoner?
Tommy is lured into Matt’s trap, and some secrets come out about the missing horses. Will Jesse be off the hook? Will Tommy get out of trouble with his dad? Matt thinks their plan just might do the trick.
Note: Dick Beals makes an appearance to play Tommy.