State v. W. W. Roberts

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. W. W. Roberts
Case Date: 
1929
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Breach of Official Duty

Database - TN Research:

County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
546
Notes / Description: 

Roberts, former sheriff of Roane County, was accused of imposing & collected fines for boarding prisoners which he pocketed. Testimony mentions drinking on the job as well as allowing his wife to let prisoners out in his absence. Exhibits show some prisoners were held in the workhouse for two to three times longer than they were sentenced. See add'l documentation in box ET 12.