Willard Cooter v. State

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Supreme Court Case Name: 
Willard Cooter v. State
Case Date: 
1936
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Liquor, Unlawful Transportation of

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
83
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Cooter convicted of transporting 9 half-gallon fruit jars of moonshine near Whiteside, Hawkins Co. Testimony: C. M. Combs, J. H. Howe, R. R. Rowan, Edgar Wolfenbarger, Arthur Smith, Rufus Armstrong, Blev Morrison, Virgil Smith & John Lyons (nicknamed Muskrat), a "colored man." Others mentioned: Ray Smith; Frank Hearst; Jodie Patterson. In direct examination, Lyons is addressed as "Uncle John." Witnesses testified that Cooter was at a candy pull, or candy stew, the night of the incident.