John Ligon v. State

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
John Ligon v. State
Case Date: 
1870
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Larceny

Database - TN Research:

County:

Division: 
West
Number of Pages: 
74
Notes / Description: 

Ligon was accused of disturbing the peace after being caught riding around Carroll County with 4 or 5 others, dressed in white sheets, white rags on their heads, and faces painted black. This group harassed citizens; stealing weapons, breaking and entering, and other crimes. Ligon and the unnamed others were convicted of larceny. Ligon's appeal is included.