South Pass's Town Marshal, Jim Bowden, is legally restrained from investigating the murder of a family friend because the crime occurred outside of his legal jurisdiction. That is, restrained until his close friend, Territorial Marshal Phil Howard is ambushed and deputizes Bowden and his deputy Scratchy to investigate the crime. Freed from their legal restraints, Bowden and Scratchy begin their investigation. As usual, Bowden follows his hunches, and as usual, those hunches lead him into trouble. He's determined to gather enough evidence to arrest his evil suspects, the Striker brothers, and prosecute them according to the law of the territory, but, in the end the Striker brothers leave him no choice but to deliver Bowden's South Pass Justice!