State v. Clyde Newsom

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Clyde Newsom
Case Date: 
1935
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Arson

Database - TN Research:

County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
209
Notes / Description: 

Defendant charged with setting fire to Masonic Hall in Tracy City, TN on 27 April 1935. Building owned by the Sewanee Lodge No. 405 of the Free & Accepted Masons. Fire spread to other buildings, destroying every structure on the block. Opinion included. Supreme Court affirmed the lower court's verdict of guilty & ordered Newsome sentenced to the penitentiary for not more than 4 years & not less than 1 year.