Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Concealed Weapons and Mayhem

Court papers found at the Lawrence County Court House  Box 684
Indictment for carrying concealed weapon
THE PEOPLE VS THOMAS SHAW
Witnesses called were John Westall and Alex Heron
 Foreman of the Grand Jury was W. Mieure
Court Date: August 8, 1888
 Bail $100.
Alleged that on 26 May 1888, Thomas Shaw violated the law by having a revolver concealed on his person.

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( Court Book Q  page 307) August Term 1889
THE STATE VS RICHARD KINGERY ON CHARGE OF MAYHEM
Witnesses Nicholas Watts, WR Robeson, William F Cunningham, Henry Malloy, George Brashears, JH Malloy
Bail $500
Court date: February 6, 1889

Richard Kingery assaulted Nicolas Watts with his teeth and bit off his ear therefore unlawfully willfully and feloniously with malicious intent  maiming  and disfiguring said Nicolas Watts on November 6, 1888.