Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Don't Steal, Don't Threaten, and Don't Beat Your Wife

August 19, 1922 Vincennes Morning Commercial Farmer Caught Alleged Thief in his Home  

George Armstrong, age 18 years of Lukin, was arrested Friday morning on the charge of committing burglary in the home of Henry Michael, a neighbor. Mr. Michael who lives alone had been missing articles from his home which had been entered during his absence for some time past, and was this time lying hidden in the home when the thief entered, by unfastening the window catch, falling into the custody of Michael who took him to a neighbors and phoned for an officer. He was arraigned before Squire Helm Friday morning on a charge of burglary, where he waved preliminary hearing and was committed to jail in default of bail for his appearance at the October term of the Circuit Court.

Two offenders have been committed to jail this week by Squire Helm for failure to furnish bonds to keep the peace, the one was Charles Sowers for threatening the lives of William Darnell and wife and Ross Lackey and wife of Bond after serving an extended jail sentence about a year ago for an assault upon the former couple with a club. Sowers was released with the consent of Mr. and Mrs. Darnell with the promise that he get out of the country and stay out, but it seems he could not keep his word longer, and has been seen in the neighborhood recently, renewing his threats.

The other was that of Waymon Perkins who was recently arraigned in city court on charges of beating his young wife upon a frivolous pretense. In court it was stated that he had threatened her life, that he had beaten her at various times during their two years of married life, and at times when she was expecting the birth of a child, all of which aroused the ire of Judge Helm and he promptly ordered the young man to give bond to keep the peace for one year. Upon failure to do so he was committed to jail.

Isaac Griffin went to Noble Thursday and returned Sam Payne who stands charged with passing a forged check upon Howard Stout of Sumner, during the Sumner Reunion, using one of the check forms of the Tip Top Creamery of Vincennes, by which company the false check was represented to have been drawn, and which company promptly returned the same as a forgery and rendered material assistance in locating the defendant.

C. W. Collison of Noble who came to town to look at a secondhand Ford, bought some articles at a local store Wednesday and was awarded the new Ford touring car given away by Lawrenceville merchants at the Harvest Sale.


Sheriff W. H. Stivers, Isaac Griffin, States Attorney Longnecker and a federal enforcement officer raided the home of Harry Klein of Billett Wednesday night finding some distilling outfits stored in a box, and a small quantity of mash. The case will be handled first by the federal authorities then by the state. 

The jury in the Russellville and Allison drainage districts are out viewing the lands in said district and making up an assessment role of benefits for repairing the levee.