State v. Toney Jones

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Toney Jones
Case Date: 
1884
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Receiving Stolen Goods

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County:

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

Thomas Cassels, one of the earliest black legislators (42nd General Assembly, 1881-1882), is the attorney for the defendant's appeal (see cover page). The full charge against Jones is larceny and receiving stolen goods, specifically two hams that were the property of J. N. Oliver. Jones is not identified as African American, but since Cassels is his attorney, he probably is.