Court Items

The Gazette
October 28, 1903

Chas. Absent, who was charged with assault with attempt to rape, was found guilty of assault.

Jim Stephens pleaded guilty to charge of petty larceny and was sentenced to 90 days imprisonment in the parish jail. A nolle prosequi was entered in another case against him for carrying concealed weapons.

Webber Holloway and Arrie Black were acquitted of the charge petty larceny.

Two cases against Jim Gatson on charge of arson were dismissed.

Rich Beard was acquitted of the charge of failure to work road.

A nolle prosequi was entered in cases state vs. A. Moore et al., F. Powden et al., S. E. Wall, Geo. Ward et al., Levi Powell and A. E. Wall, charged with cutting timber from V. S. & P. rairoad land.

John Hodge was convicted of charge of violating stock law and fined $5 and costs.

A nolle prosequi was entered in case against Charley Jones  charged with cruelty to animals and was fined $15 and costs.

Willis Bias was acquitted of the charge of failure to work road.

Richard Furlough pleaded guilty and Gloss Turner was convicted on charge of failure to work road and each was fined $10 and costs.

Wm. Aikin was convicted of the charge of killing hog, the property of another, and fined $5 and costs. He pleaded guilty to charge of disturbing the peace and was fined $2.50 and costs.

In case of state vs. John Gary, charged with bigamy, a plea of prescription was filed by defendant and sustained by the court and the case dismissed.

Jack Kelly was tried in one case for selling “hop tea” and was acquitted, whereupon the district attorney moved to dismiss three other similar cases against him.

Luke Gatson was acquitted of charge of violating Sunday law.

A nolle prosequi was entered in case of W. W. Robinson, charged with trespass.

Jim Jones, Jr., was convicted of charge of violating stock and fined $2.50 and cost.

J. W. Rabun was sentenced to 2 years in the penitentiary for forgery.

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