I've decided to tell another story, though this one already exists. I'll give an overview and you'll have to tell me what story I am telling.
Digging for punishment, our story begins; a story about, three unfortunate men.
As fate would have it, three became four; one sold their soul, for fortune adored.
Placed in the wrong, by time yes indeed; Nelson was there, when they were in need.
Pitting the men against one another; then they met up, with Pete's older brother.
Everett was married, his wife left his name; telling their kids, he was hit by a train.
Remember Big Dan? He's quite the villain; leader of a cult, he's no stranger to killin'.
Delmar is great, but not quite that bright; he thought Pete was a frog, turned overnight.
Alas our story comes to a close, given a pardon, to the sheriff unknown.
Nay, in the desk, the drawer on the top; the bottom of a river, thanks to the cops.
What story am I telling? How did you arrive at your answer? How does it relate to the title? Can you explain the acrostic?