State v. James Townsell

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. James Townsell
Case Date: 
1870
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Disturbance of Public Worship

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County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
16
Notes / Description: 

Opinion only. It quotes state law on the definition of disturbing a worship service. Also contains references to English law. Townsell charged with disturbing a Baptist congregation by cursing, making a loud noise, laughing, throwing dirt, and being drunk. Judgment was quashed.