Tim Benton and Red Larkin escape from prison together before Tim learns he has been pardoned. His one desire is to return to Silver City and rob the mine payroll,which rightfully belongs to him, and prove his innocence of the crime for which he was railroaded to prison. On their way to Silver City, Red, who is a desperate criminal, shoots a man who is on their trail, and who turns out to be the newly-appointed Sheriff whom none of the town citizens have met. Tim takes his clothes and credentials and proceeds on his way, not knowing he will be greeted as the lawman the town is expecting. .