State v. Richard Brooks

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Richard Brooks
Case Date: 
1895
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Carrying an Illegal Weapon

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County:

Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
174
Notes / Description: 

The State charged Richard Brooks, "colored" with carrying a pistol. The Circuit court convicted him of "carrying a belt pistol, a pocket pistol, a revolver, and a certain other kind of pistol. Brooks claimed he shot Gus Roberts in self defense. Exhibit: hand drawn map of Gainsboro, TN.