Corporation of Sparta v. Pate Lewis

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Corporation of Sparta v. Pate Lewis
Case Date: 
1892
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Assault

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Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
40
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Plaintiff is accused of assaulting Charles Passons with a knife. Before the assault, plaintiff was arrested for public drunkenness and placed in jail. In the evening Charles Passons made a trip to the jail to bring water to Lewis, and claims this is when he was attacked. Plaintiff insists he was whittling, when in the process of taking his knife, Passons was accidently stabbed.