POLICE AND SHERIFF

REPORTS

1915

 

TRANSCRIBED BY : TINA EASLEY

tina@grnco.net

http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ar/county/greene/

FROM THE WEEKLY SOLIPHONE

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MAY 14, 1915 - FRIDAY

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TWENTY-ONE PINTS OF WHISKY, BELONGING TO NORMAN DONALDSON , WERE DESTROYED BY THE OFFICERS THIS MORNING . THE WHISKY WAS SEIZED SEVERAL DAYS AGO AND ORDERED CONFISCATED BY POLICE JUDGE BRATTON.

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A MAN NAMED COLLEY, CONFINED IN THE COUNTY JAIL ON A GHARGE OF ROBBERY , ATTEMPTED TO ESCAPE FROM SHERIFF GROOMS THIS MORNING AS HE WAS CONVEYING THE PRISONER TO JAIL FROM THE COURT HOUSE. THE OFFICER AND OTHERS WHO JOINED IN THE CHASE PURSUED COLLEY FOR SEVERAL BLOCKS AND FINALLY CAPTURED HIM NEAR JOSEPH'S COTTON GIN.

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TIM COX AND JOE CANNON , INDICTED BY THE RECENT GRAND JURY FOR ALLEGED ILLEGAL VOTING IN THE CITY ELECTION HAVE BEEN ARRESTED AND THE DEFENDANTS HAVE GIVEN BOND FOR THEIR APPEARANCE IN COURT NEXT WEEK.

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SIG YOUNG OF DELAPLAINE , WAS ARRESTED YESTERDAY ON AN INDICTMENT CHARGING LARCENY.

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MAY 14, 1915 - SOLIPHONE

CLYDE COOPER , INDICTED FOR CARRYING A PISTOL , WAS ARRESTED LAST NIGHT AND MADE BOND FOR HIS APPEARANCE DURING THIS TEM OF COURT.

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MAY 21 , 1915 - SOLIPHONE

CHAS. THOMASON YESTERDAY ENTERED A PLEA OF GUILTY TO AN INDICTMENT CHARGING BURGLARY , THE CRIME HAVING BEEN COMMITTED AT BRIGHTON RECENTLY. JUDGE GUATNEY GAVE THOMASON A SENTENCE OF SEVEN YEARS IN THE PENITENTIARY AND THEN SUSPENDED THE SENTENCE ON CONDITION HE LEAVE THE STATE WITHIN EIGHT DAYS AND REMAIN AWAY THE BALANCE OF HIS LIFE.

ARTHUR HOUSE AND O.M. MITCHELL WERE FINED $ 2.00 EACH IN POLICE COURT THIS MORNING FOR FIGHTING.

MILTON BAIRD DREW A TEN DOLLAR PACKAGE YESTERDAY FOR DRUNKENNESS.

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FEB. 5, 1915 - SOLIPHONE

"RED" HUNTER WAS GIVEN A FINE OF $200 IN POLICE COURT YESTERDAY EVENING ON A CHARGE OF CARRYING A PISTOL. JUDGE CROWLEY SUSPENDED THE FINE DURING GOOD BEHAVIOR OF THE DEFENDANT.

HOG STEALINGS CASES HAVE OCCUPIED A GREAT PORTION OF TIME IN THE CIRCUIT COURT LAST AND THIS WEEK. SID JOHNSON WAS TRIED AND CONVICTED ON THIS CHARGE AND WAS SENTENCED TO ONE YEAR IN THE PENITENTIARY , AND HIS BROTHER RECEIVED A LIKE SENTENCE , BUT WAS PAROLED. THE CASE WAS APPEALED AND THE PARTIES ARE OUT ON BOND. LEE DOLLINS WAS BEFORE THE COURT ON THE SAME CHARGE AND WAS SENTENCED TO EIGHTEEN MONTHS IN THE PEN , BUT HE IS ASKING FOR AN APPEAL. RICHARD THOMPSON , A YOUNG MAN ABOUT 20 YEARS OF AGE CHARGED WITH GRAND LARCENY WAS SENT TO THE REFORM SCHOOL FOR ONE YEAR . THE GRAND JURY ADJOURNED YESTERDAY AFTER RETURNING ABOUT 40 INDICTMENTS. - CORNING TIMES.

CROFT MORRIS WAS FINED $25 IN POLICE COURT THIS MORNING ON A CHARGE OF DRUNKENNESS . HE APPEALED TO THE CIRCUIT COURT.

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JAN. 22, 1915

J.W. WILLIAMS WAS FINED $5 IN POLICE COURT THIS MORNING FOR FIGHTING D.M. BOYD

IN THE COURT OF ESQ. CHAS. GROOMS THIS MORNING ALBERT HAMMOND WAS FINED $50 FOR CARRYING A PISTOL. THE FINE WAS SUSPENDED.

BOB McCULLOUGH WAS FINED $5.00 AND COSTS BY A JURY IN COURT OF ESQ. A.B. HAYS THIS MORNING ON A CHARGE OF ASSAULT AND BATTERY COMITTED UPON A YOUNG MAN NAMED JOE PERKINS.

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March 5, 1915

JUDGE W.J. DRIVER OPENED THE SPRING TERM OF THE CIVIL DIVISION OF CIRCUIT COURT THIS MORNING.

THE FIRST CASE PLACED ON TRIAL WAS THAT OF WILLIAMS VS. LASWELL , A SUIT OVER A COMMISION ALLEGED TO BE DUE THE FORMER ON A LAND SALE.

THE CASE WAS TRIED AT A FORMER TERM OF COURT AND RESULTED IN A HUNG JURY . JUDGE CAUTNEY BELIEVED PREKUDICE INFLUENCED SOME OF THE JURORS AND FOR THAT REASON DISCHARGED THE MEMBERS OF THE JURY FROM FURTHER SERVICE DURING THAT TERM OF COURT.