State v. Philip Wilson

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Philip Wilson
Case Date: 
1849
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Carrying an Illegal Weapon

Database - TN Research:

County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
12
Notes / Description: 

Wilson charged with wearing a concealed weapon (a Bowie knife) under his clothes. Jury found him guilty, but judgment arrested for some fault in the indictment record & State appealed to Supreme Court. When warrant issued to apprehend Wilson & bring him before Supreme Court, he could not be found & Sheriff reported he was then (Sep 1851) confined in Meigs County jail for house burning.