GRAND JURY REPORT
Crowley Signal November 7, 1927
Reporting 39 true and 53 no true bills, the grand jury
shortly before noon submitted its findings to Judge W.W. Bailey in the
fifteenth judicial district court and was discharged until further notice.
The grand jury began its investigation Wednesday and the
report of its findings, accompanying the bills were submitted by Edward E.
Daigle, foreman, as follows:
“We found a great number of carnal knowledge cases on the
docket, but in practically each case the parties had married; but we find that
in no case the parties had married; but we find that in no case they were
living together, which condition brings, from the wife, charges against the
husband for non-support. We feel that these marriages are contracted simply as
a protection to the accused and we therefore recommend to the officials, that
in such cases the husband, and especially where he is a father, be made to
support his wife and child, if any there be. We realize that it would be
difficult to convict an accused of canal knowledge after he has married the
girl but we do feel that he should me made to support her.
“We recommend a strict enforcement of the law against slot
machines and call upon the officers of all towns and villages as well
constables in the country wards to report to the District Attorney all such
violations, as we see nothing but harm resulting from such operations.
“We have examined the jail and find same in first class
condition and have questioned the prisoners out of the presence of the
officers, and find them well cared for and humanly treated.
Non Support: Alaska Morgan, Joseph Broussard, Felix Dupre,
Eraste Hayes, Ellis Melancon, Gus Simon, Dave Melancon, Albert Hartwell,
Whitney Romero, John Savoy, Gilbert Daigle, Adam Lewis, William Thomas
John Wastead, disturbing the peace
Clemile Trahan, assault with a dangerous weapon.
Etienne Leger, assault and battery
Aurelien Lavergne, assault and battery
Sam Uggo, discharging firearms on public highway
Evans Lejeune & Moise Daigle, driving without owners
consent and cruelty to animals.
Beauford Morgan, assault with a dangerous weapon
Albert Roy, assault with a dangerous weapon
Moise Daigle & Evans Lejeune, overdriving horse of
Isaac Stutes, et als, disturbing a peaceable assembly.
Wilbert McFarlan, assault and battery
Raymond Lejeune, assault and battery
Francois Richard, assault and battery
David Lacomb, assault with a dangerous weapon
Cleobule Thibodeaux, recklessly operating automobile while
intoxicated and injuring.
Eunice Jones, larceny
David Blanchard, carnal knowledge
Eddie Williams et als, larceny
John Deshotel, burglary
Evans Defano and Clifton Defano, larceny
Joe Davis, cutting with intent to kill
Issac Touchet, stabbing with intent to murder
Buddy Williams, maliciously shooting at
W.J. Boyd, larceny of automobile parts
Andrew Navarre, disturbing the peace.
Clephas Lalande, non support
Arthur Crandall non support
NO TRUE BILLS
Ira Perryman, obtaining goods under false pretense
Cass Hawkins, cutting with intent to kill
Demonville Menard, non support
Araste Foreman, stabbing with intent to murder
William Lewis, stabbing with intent to kill
Dominick Daigle, et al, larceny
Lawrence Walter, assault and battery
Willie Sye, carnal knowledge
Emar Thibodeaux, Emile Simar, Lawrence Simar, and Andrew
Simar, disturbing the peace
Andrew Navarre, stabbing with intent to murder
Wilfred Thibodeaux, et al, disturbing the peace.
Leleus Thibodeaux, murder
Leleus Thibodeaux, murder
Gabriel Baronet, assault and battery
Dewey Daigle, cruelty to domesticated animal
Andrew Pedigo, accessory before the fact
Beauford Morgan, shooting with intent to kill
Albert Roy, shooting with intent to kill
Audrey Jeanesse, larceny
Fate Milner, recklessly operating automobile and injuring
Portalis Dies, recklessly driving automobile
A.B. Camiade, embezzlement
Clyde Cormier, embezzlement
Ellis Melancon, carnal knowledge
Oledia Broussard and Teius Leleu, assault and battery
August Borrel, assault with a dangerous weapon
Elias Faulk, striking with intent to kill
Louis Longnand, carnal knowledge
Emile Richard, assault and battery
Richard Robinson, disturbing the peace
Vital Hebert, carnal knowledge
Abel Guidry, carnal knowledge
Ovelien Dugas, carnal knowledge
O. LeBlanc, carnal knowledge
Leonard Comeaux, carnal knowledge
P.L. Guidry, recklessly operating automobile and injuring
Armogene Leger, larceny
Evans Lejeune, larceny
Edna Baptiste, slander
Richard Coleman and Philo Gant, disturbing a peaceable
Joseph LeBlanc, non support
Jimmie Zeigler, larceny
Oakdale Undollar, abduction
Ed Mudd, assault
Evene Sonnier et als, disturbing the peace on public highway
and assault and battery
Pierre Fruge, shooting at dwelling house
H.M. Boudreaux, obtaining merchandise under false pretenses
Zane Leger, assault with a dangerous weapon
Elton Guidry, larceny
Walter Clement, disturbing the peace at a public dance
Leonard Thibodeaux, recklessly driving automobile while
intoxicated and injury
Mrs. John Deshotel, burglary
Morris Dafano, larceny
November 10, 1927
Sentences were passed by Judge Bailey today and yesterday as
Whitney Romero pleaded guilty to a charge of non support and
was ordered to pay the sum of $1.50 weekly, bond to be furnished and in the
event of failure to pay, to serve three months in jail.
Joseph Broussard Romero pleaded guilty to a charge of non
support and was ordered to pay the sum of $1.50 weekly, bond to be furnished
and in the event of failure to pay, to serve three months in jail.
Albert Roy pleaded guilty to the crime of assault with a
dangerous weapon and was sentenced to pay $25 and costs, or serve 30 days in
Gus Simon, charged with non support, was sentenced to pay
$2.50 a week for a year, in default of payment to serve four months in jail.
Francis Richard entered a plea of guilty to a charge of
assault and battery and was sentenced to serve 15 days in jail.
Laurent Thibodeaux was sentenced to pay $1.50 weekly for a
year, pleading guilty of non support. Three months in jail was set as an alternative.
Alasko Morgan, pleading guilty to non support, was sentenced
to pay $3.45 weekly for one year, or to serve three months in jail.
November 14, 1927
Sentences were passed by Judge Bailey:
Eunice Jones, colored, withdrew her former plea of not guilty
and entered a plea of guilty to the crime of larceny to the value of $75. She
was ordered to report for sentence on November 26.
District Attorney Gremillion filed informations against
Evans Lejeune and Moise Daigle for non support.
The case of State vs. Felix Dupre, charged with non support
and that of David Blanchard charged with carnal knowledge were nolle prossed.
The case of Cleobule Thibodeaux, charged with recklessly
operating an automobile and injuring while intoxicated, was refixed for November
HIDES TO BE USED
IN GUIDRY TRIAL
November 18, 1927
Hides seized by the department of conservation will be used
as evidence against Pierre Guidry of Church Point, H.S. Sealy of New Iberia,
agent for the department, today informed the Signal, which yesterday reported
the filing of charges against Mr. Guidry by J.W. McCain, local conservation
According to Mr. Sealy, J.G. Durand, conservation agent, on
Monday night arrested Mr. Guidry for having in his possession 230 possum and
coon hides in violation of parts G and H, section 13, Act 80 of 1926, which
reads as follows:
“It shall be unlawful: (g) For any person, except a
licensee, to possess at any time any non-game quadruped or raw ‘green’ or
undressed pelt, fur, skin or hide thereof; provided this provision shall not
apply to licensed dealers; (h) For any licensee to posses between March 1st
and November 19th in any year any raw ‘green’ or undressed pelt,
fur, hide of any non-game quadruped.”