Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Saturday Was Busy in Recorder's Court, Lumberton, 1917

“Recorder’s Court—Saturday a Busy Day,” from The Robesonian, Lumberton, Monday, March 5, 1917
Saturday was a busy day with Recorder E.M. Britt. John and Wesley Adcox and Morris Faircloth were given a hearing on the charge of letting hogs run at large. Leslie Adcox and Faircloth were found not guilty, while John Adcox was found guilty of continuously letting his hogs get out, his fence not being sufficient to hold them. Judgment was suspended upon payment of cost.
Condary Hardin, Indian, was given a 6-months’ road sentence for beating his wife. The evidence was that Hardin beat his wife because she went to see a sick relative.
Fred Ellis, a 13-year-old boy, was given a hearing on the charge of assault with a knife upon a larger boy. He was found not guilty.
Walter Floyd, colored, was given a hearing on the charge of jumping a board bill. He was hired out to a farmer, the farmer to pay the cost and board bill.

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