DISTRICT COURT ADJOURNED
Crowley Signal May
The case of Adelas Guillory, charged with attempted criminal
assault, was brought to a sudden end Thursday, after the first State’s witness,
Francoise Deshotels, had concluded her testimony. The witness was the
complainant, but failed to identify her supposed assailant although he sat in
the courtroom not twenty feet from her. The fact that the assault to have been
committed less than six weeks ago and that the girl had known the accused from
childhood, caused a ripple of amusement in the court room. The District
Attorney moved to dismiss the case and asked the court to instruct the jury to
bring a verdict of acquittal which was done.
Chas. Armstrong was placed on trial on a charge of larceny
this morning and a jury impaneled. This will probably be the last jury trial
in the criminal division.
James Thornton, indicted for cutting with intent to kill
entered a plea of guilty and was remanded for sentence.
Joe Sias, alias Lulu, changed his plea from not guilty to
guilty and was sentenced to one year in the penitentiary.
A motion in arrest of judgment was filed in the case of Paul
Fauley convicted of larceny.
In civil court, during the morning hour, the case of West
Bros. & Rakestraw vs. Albert Lyons was dismissed at plaintiff’s cost on
motion of their council.
John Eakright vs. frank Scanlan; judgment for the plaintiff.
Dr. W.T. Patterson vs. Acadia Drug Co.; judgment for
defense, reserving to plaintiff for amount claimed; judgment for defendant for
her reconvential demands.
Succession of Mrs. A. Comeaux; final tableau homologated.
The spring session of the criminal and civil district court
of the 18th judicial district adjourned Saturday at 10:30 o’clock.
The term convened on April 25th and has held a busy session. In the
criminal division twenty cases have been tried resulting in fourteen
convictions, five acquittals and one mistrial.
In the civil and probate courts about seventy five cases
were called. The next term will begin on June 6.
In the criminal court Saturday James Thornton, charged with
stabbing with intent to kill, plead guilty and was sentenced to six months in
Chas. Armstrong, tried Friday on a charge of larceny and
convicted, was sentenced to thirty days in the parish jail.
Frank Flash, convicted on a charge of carrying concealed
weapons, was sentenced to pay a fine of $10 and cost of prosecution.
The case of Emelien Miller, indicted for shooting with
intent to kill, was nolle prossed.
In the case of Paul Fauley, convicted on a charge of
burglary and larceny on a motion in arrest of judgnment was argued and
submitted and overruled.