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GRAND JURORS RENDER REPORT

Crowley Signal Nov 10, 1928

The grand jury, rendering its report shortly before noon today, returned 42 true bills and 38 no true bills, while recommending several of the 110 cases considered to District Attorney James Gremillion for investigation. 

The usual recommendations concerning handling of drunken brawls at public dance halls, slot machines and other offenses generally listed at every term of court were made.

The report signed by L.H. Hollier of Crowley, other members of the jury, began its labors Monday morning, being Adam A. Reed, Louis Frey, Calise Abshire, Andrew D. LeBlanc, Paul Breaux, L.S. Milligan, J.N. Leger, Roland Arceneaux, C.A. Peck, Elias LeBlanc, Treville Cormier.

The report in part stated: 

“We find that a great many of the cases result from drunken brawls at public gatherings and we call the attention of peace officers in charge of such places to the necessity of reporting each and every violation of the law at such places in order that those who assemble there will know that unless the law is obeyed and respected they will be reported to the proper authorities for prosecution.

“We wish to also call the attention to the operation of slot machines throughout the parish and recommend that the machines be taken up at once and destroyed as provided for by law, and the operators vigorously prosecuted. 

“ We wish to submit herewith and as forming part hereof statement showing the number of prisoners presently in the parish jail, the length of time each has been incarcerated therein and the cost of maintenance of each awaiting trial.

We made a thorough inspection of the parish jail and find same to be in first class condition and sanitary and the inmates well and humanely treated. 

IN THE“BILL” COLUMN A “T” IS A “TRUE BILL” WHICH MEANS THE GRAND JURY INDICTED THE PERSON.  AN “N” TELLS THERE WAS NOT ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO INDICT

NAME CHARGE BILL PLEA VERDICT SENTENCE - NOTES
Charley Quebodeaux Slander T      
Mano Bias Non-support T      
Earnest Thibodeaux Selling intoxicating liquor T      
Bennett Richard Carry concealed weapon T G   He also pleaded to a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon and will be sentenced at the same time. Nov 15, 1928
Louis Richard Disturbing peace at public dance hall  while intoxicated and assault with dangerous weapon T G   Will be sentenced later. Nov 15, 1928
Leonce Leger Assault with dangerous weapon T   G

Not sentenced Nov 15, 1928

Noah Carrier Assault and Battery T   G

He is a fugitive Nov 15, 1928

Walter Davis Larceny T      
John Jones Larceny T      
Sanders Richard Appearing drunk at a public gathering T      
Avery Benoit Appearing drunk at a public gathering T G   Sentenced. Nov 15, 1928
Galbert Prejean Assault and Battery T G   Sentence deffered, Nov 15, 1928
Willie Ortego Assault and battery & disturbing peace at a private house T      
Joe LeBlanc Possessing intoxicating liquor T G   Jail sentence Nov 15, 1928
Joe LeBlanc et al Appearing drunk at a public assembly T G    
Luke Carrier Disturbing peace T G   Fined $10 and costs or 10 days. Nov 15, 1928
Saul Carrier Disturbing peace T G   Fined $10 and costs or 10 days. Nov 15, 1928
Montor Carrier Disturbing peace T     Fined $10 and costs or 10 days. Nov 15, 1928
Felicia Doucet Jeansonne Assault and battery T      
Theo Mier Carrying concealed weapon T   G

Sentenced was deferred.

Cornelias Guy Larceny T G   Sentenced Nov 15, 1928
Ivy Bellow Disturbing peace on public road & throwing missles at automobile T G   Convicted on a charge of disturbing peace on public road, was fined $25 and costs and 30 days. Nov 15, 1928
Carlton Guillory Disturbing peace on public road T      
Lloyd Roy Non-support T      
Saul Lavergne Non-support T      
Ferdinand Christ Assault and battery T      
Gustave Simon Non-support T      
Elridge Hebert Non-support T      
Clarence Prather Incest T      
Mandy Caston Cutting with intent to kill T      
Adoline Wade Larceny T      
Wallace Gadison Cutting with intent to kill T      
Lorena Demoine Larceny T      
Miller Hunter Manslaughter T      
Joe Minix Cutting with intent to kill T      
Ignacious Malbrough Shooting with intent to kill T      
Willie Cormier Recklessly operating automobile while intoxicated and damage to automobile T      
Harry (Tineg) Mojay Stabbing with intent to kill T      
Ogden Allen Carnal knowledge T      
Noah Dupont Striking with intent to kill T      
Frank Guillory Cutting with intent to kill T      
Cyprien Bertrand Larceny N      
Orter Young Shooting with intent to kill N      
Sidney Garrie Carnal knowledge N      
Freddie Green Carnal knowledge N      
Isaac Balque Larceny N      
Claude Hoffpauir Larceny N      
Jessie Hoffpauir Larceny N      
Amy Guidry Rivet Assault and battery N      
Eddie Smith Non-Support N      
John Retledg Assault with a dangerous weapon N      
Felix Moore

Assault with a dangerous weapon & disturbing the peace at a dwelling house N      
Lessin Quebodeaux Selling intoxicating liquor N      
Jeanis Landry Assault and battery N      
Martin Breaux Larceny of calf N      
Bereaugard Clavia Slander N      
Clyde Trahan Larceny N      
Armogene Ortego Assault with dangerous weapon N      
Oster Fontenot Assault with dangerous weapon N      
Tom George Non-support N      
Joseph Lavergne Assault and battery N      
Hebert Duhon Assault and battery N      
Albert Prejean Operating a blind tiger N      
Placide Benoit et al Disturbing peace N      
Gilbert Prejean Maliciously shooting at N      
Vories Breaux Removing property under chattel mortgage N      
 Roy Andrus Assault and battery N      
Josien Bertrand Assault and battery N      
Willie Ortego Assault with dangerous weapon N      
Rodney Christ Assault and battery N      
Leo Brown Assault and battery N      
Edmond Champagne Larceny N      
Euclide Sonnier Carrying concealed weapon N      
Mrs. Loredo Bergeron Assault and battery N      
Odule Morine Striking with intent to kill N      
A.J. Prather Assault N      
August Babineaux Larceny of cattle N      
Leo Francois Larceny of cattle N      
Alaska Morgan Non-support N      
Loredo Bergeron Slander N      
Antoine Dawkins Disturbing peace   G   Sentence deferred. Nov 15, 1928
Joe Guidry Breaking & entering in night time and larceny   G   Sentence deferred. Nov 15, 1928
John Minnix Cutting with intent to kill   G   Sentence not passed. Nov 15, 1928
Leonce Leger Selling intoxicating     G

Not sentenced. Nov 15, 1928

Less Wilson Disturbing peace   G   Given jail term. Nov 15, 1928
Early Gibson Disturbing peace   G   Given jail term. Nov 15, 1928
Bertrand Clavier  Carrying concealed weapon   G   Sentenced deferred. Nov 15, 1928
Arie Breaux Appearing drunk at a public assembly   G   Given sentence.  Nov 15, 1928
Lawrence Schaxnaider Carrying concealed weapon   G   Sentence deferred. Nov 15, 1928

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