State v. Jacob P. Bryant

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Jacob P. Bryant
Case Date: 
1871
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Obstructing a Public Road/Road/Right of Way

Database - TN Research:

County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
22
Notes / Description: 

Bryant indicted for unlawfully obstructing Turnpike Road leading from Athens to Tellico Plains (chartered under Athens & Tellico Plains Turnpike Co), by nailing plank across it, piling rails & brush on it, building fence across it, & otherwise obstructing it where road passes through farm of John J. Dixon, thereby interrupting travel on the road. Road was made but never opened until recently. After road opened, state discovered Bryant had obstructed it; then failed to remove obstructions after notice.