State v. Wiley Payne & wife Barbara Payne

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Wiley Payne & wife Barbara Payne
Case Date: 
1869
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Assault and Battery

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
15
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Grand jury indicted the Paynes for assaulting William J. H. Griffin, alleging they did "beat, wound, and ill-treat" Griffith. Jury found them guilty. Griffin testified that 3-4 weeks earlier, Constable M.A. Walker came to his fields w/Mr. Wilson; they had replevy warrant for 1 of Griffin's cows, said warrant sued out by Wiley Payne, who was waiting w/Barbara outside the field 250 yards away. Griffith & Wiley had heated conversation & altercation resulted, which included Barbara (she used club).