State v. Harry E. Ballentine

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Harry E. Ballentine
Case Date: 
1938
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Gaming

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County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
47
Notes / Description: 

Harry was convicted of illegally possessing & operating a gaming device called "Tips or Tip Boards" (also called "Trade Booster") & keeping a gaming house (called Chester's Place, 819 Broad, in Chattanooga, owned by Franklin & leased to "Rabbit"). Harry sentenced to 6 months in workhouse & $50 fine. Arresting officer: T. A. Gillespie (member of police department's racket squad).