Whitefield/Eads & Casinger/Jones

Submitted by Donnie Pickard

Van Buren County Democrat
June 24, 1914

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney J. F. Koone represented the state in two cases at Scotland Saturday in Esquire A. L. Hall's court. In the first case Tom Whitefield and Bud Eads were charged with setting fire to the woods, their trial resulted in an acquittal. In the second case Tom Casinger and Miller Jones were charged with a disturbance of the peace, the alleged offense consisting in throwing rocks at a public hall while an entertainment was in progress. Jones as acquitted, while Casinger was found guilty and fined $5.00 and cost, but took an appeal to the circuit court.