Camp Porter (col.) v. State

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Camp Porter (col.) v. State
Case Date: 
1871
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Breaking and Entering

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County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
37
Notes / Description: 

Camp Porter, an African American carpenter, was prosecuted for attempted petty larceny after breaking into the home of John Kent & attempt to rape Kent's wife, Elizabeth Ann Kent. Both Porter & Kent worked for Judge Temple, Porter even lived on his property. Porter would visit the Kent family to visit, while "picking his banjo." Rape charge dropped due to lack of evidence. Add'l documentation in Box ET 8.