State v. Josiah Hughs

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Josiah Hughs
Case Date: 
1858
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Assault

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County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
13
Notes / Description: 

Hughs had a mill 3-4 miles from where William Raulston lived, where Hughs kept a bed & slept. It was at this mill Hughs & Raulston had a run-in of sorts ultimately resulting in Hughs shooting a pistol. Witnesses: James Turner, Lewis Lay, William Longmire, Isaac Lay. Jury found Hughs not guilty of a felonious assault, but guilty of a simple assault, for which he was fined $25.