Ashby Wood v. State

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Ashby Wood v. State
Case Date: 
1860
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Extortion

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County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
33
Notes / Description: 

Wood was a constable in Cocke County. During a suit involving W. H. Fine, Fine & Wood gthered at Robert Mantooth's house. They argued about whether or not Wood was entitled to commissions as a constable. Fine said no, Wood said yes. Finally Wood told Fine to hand over the money to him, which was outside his obligations as constable, & ethically questionable.