State Ex. Rel. Granville Hunt v. Martin Fleming, City Judge

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State Ex. Rel. Granville Hunt v. Martin Fleming, City Judge
Case Date: 
1934
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Contempt of Court

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County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
49
Notes / Description: 

Hunt originally charged with contempt of court for failing to appear as a witness for the State against Arthur Smith, charged with larceny, on 28 Sept. 1933. Hunt argued that every time he brought the defendant to court he was released which implied that the City preferred him free to repeat his crimes. Defendants Arthur Smith, Fred Smith, & LeConner Hodge described as "small Negro boys" often brought into court on charges of larceny or burglary.