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ARRAIGNED IN DISTRICT COURT-1926

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GRAND JURORS REPORT TODAY IN DISTRICT COURT

The Crowley Signal November 2, 1926


Daigle Signs Report Showing 40 True, 59 Not True Bills.

The Jurors met three days. Public Dance Halls roasted and foolish charges given rap.

The jurors rendered their report to Judge W.W. Bailey in district court at 2 o’clock this afternoon and were discharged after their three day task.

Edward Daigle of Church Point was foreman.

Other jurors being: •L.C. Landry of Crowley •E.J. Gourdain of Rayne •J.R. Trumps of Egan •Louis White, Sr. of Crowley •Etienne Thibodeaux of Branch •Leo R. Harmon of Church Point •Arthur J. LeBlanc of Midland •J.B. Stakes of Maxie •A.S. Bourgeous of Iota •John Leger of Morse •H.G. Vautrot of Church Point

The jury was organized Tuesday morning and was in session Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, completing its task today at 10:30 a.m. Preparation of the report to Judge Bailey followed. In commenting upon the many affidavits presented, the report severely criticized “The revengeful spirit of some people seeking supposed redress...by resorting to criminal court.” Officers were urged to be more careful in investigating such matters before formal complaint is made.

The report read:

Having completed our investigation of all the matters brought to our attention by affidavits and otherwise, we the Grand Jurors, duly empanelled and sworn for the November term of criminal court for the Parish of Acadia, Louisiana beg leave to submit this our final report. “Although we have investigated an unusually large number of cases we are glad to report that very few were of serious nature and have returned true bills only in those we felt the evidence justified. “We also wish to recommend that all operators of dance halls and operators of public amusement as well as the officers charged with keeping the peace at such places, be notified by those in authority that they will be looked to for the proper and peaceful operation of such places and that upon their failure to do so, we recommend that their licenses of same be revoked as we have found from our investigation that some of these places are breeding places for crime and debauchery. “We have made a thorough examination of the new jail and wish to take this means of complimenting the Police Jury for its progressiveness in having erected such a good, substantial and modern jail. We refrain from commenting on the old structure since it has been replaced by the new one. We have found the prisoners well cared for and humanely treated. “We also noted that a great many needed improvements are being made to the court house which we considered necessary to proper handling of the large volume of business and the safe and proper keeping of the public records.

“Having completed our labors we now wish to thank your honor and the other officers of the court for the kind and considerate treatment accorded to us throughout our investigation.

“We now respectfully ask to be discharged having returned Forty “True Bills” and Fifty-nine “No True Bills.”

ARRAIGNED IN DISTRICT COURT

Crowley Signal, Saturday, November 6, 1926


Pleas Heard by Judge Bailey and Deposition Made of Numerous Cases Following submission of the report of the grand jury to Judge Bailey in district court Friday afternoon the following were arraigned and disposition made of cases as noted:

(Plea: G=Guilty NG= Not Guilty)

Name

Charge

True Bill

Plea

Bond

Date

Ozeme Thahan* Operating motor truck without license Yes      
Clennis Breaux* Operating motor truck without license Yes      
Etienne Lejeune* Slander Yes      
Alcie Joubair* Selling intoxicating liquor Yes      
Edgar Trahan* Transporting intoxicating liquor Yes      
Alohie Melancon* Ill-treating domesticated animal Yes      
Vilas Green* Non-support Yes      
Gustave Simon* Non-support Yes      
Joseph Bergeron* Transporting intoxicating liquor Yes G 650. Appear for sentence Nov 12
Rozelas Olivier* Transporting intoxicating liquor Yes G    
Simeon Pleasants  Possessing intoxicating liquor Yes G 650. Appear for sentence Nov 12
Mrs. Ed. Dietz* Manufacturing intoxicating liquor Yes      
Olide Bertrand* Manufacturing intoxicating liquor Yes      
Jos. Bonvelian* Possessing intoxicating liquor Yes      
John Brisco* Selling intoxicating liquor Yes      
Drozin Breaux* Transporting intoxicating liquor Yes NG 650. Case fixed for Nov 8
Felix Kidder* Transporting intoxicating liquor Yes G 650. Appear for sentence Nov 12
Deus Monceaux et als* Disturbing peace at dance hall Yes NG 75. Case fixed for Nov 9
Teetee Monceaux* Assault and Battery Yes      
Etienne Leger* Ill-treating domesticated animal Yes      
Galbert Prejean* Non-support Yes NG 150. Case fixed for Nov 9
Moise Daigle* Non-support Yes G 150 Appear for sentence Nov 12
Evins Lejeune* Non-support Yes      
Eldes Thibodeaux   [i] Disturbing the peace Yes NG 75. Appear for sentence Nov 12
John Nolan*   [i] Disturbing the peace Yes NG 75. Appear for sentence Nov 12
Aurelis Andrepont* Assault and Battery Yes      
Louis Wolrich (Spelled Wildridge in arraignment)* Assault and Battery Yes G 75. Appear for sentence Nov.12
Sambo Clark* Concealed weapon Yes      
Arthur Cary* Larceny Yes      
Hiram Wolrich Disturbing peacable assembly Yes G 75. Appear for Sentence Nov 12
Ernest Wilturner* Disturbing peacable assembly Yes G 75. Appear for sentence Nov 12
Bubber Igna* Disturbing peacable assembly Yes G 75. Appear for sentence Nov 12
Leo Nolan* Carrying concealed weapon Yes NG 250. Case fixed for Nov 9
Man Cade* Larceny Yes NG 350. Case fixed for Nov 18
Johnnie McGuire* Breaking and entering store in night time Yes G    
Deus Monceaux* Cutting with intent to kill Yes NG 700. Case fixed for Nov 16.
Leo Noland* Shooting with intent to murder Yes NG 1200. Case fixed for Nov 9
Ralph Janes Forgery Yes      
Arthur Cary Entering dwelling in daytime without breaking Yes      
Felix Richard Carnal knowledge Yes      
Demas Monceaux Disturbing the peace at dance hall Yes NG 75. Case fixed for Nov 9
Deusa Monceaux Disturbing the peace at dance hall Yes NG 75. Case fixed for Nov 9
Deusa Monceaux Assault and battery Yes NG 75. Case fixed for Nov 9
Alcide Ardoin Jr. Assault and Battery No      
Hypolite Babin Entering in nighttime without breaking No      
Mrs. Ozemie Alleman Obstructing public road No      
Ozemie Alleman Obstructing public road No      
Mrs. Jos. Reo Mire Tearing down fence of another No      
Michel Sonnier Larceny No      
Adam Richard Larceny No      
Ducrela Quebodeaux Larceny No      
T.F. Ryan Embezzlement & Forgery No      
Noasie Huval Possessing intoxicating liquor No      
Daig Melancon Carnal knowledge No      
Peter Douglas Disturbing the peace No      
Antoine Philip Carnal knowledge No      
Ovide Wolrich Disturbing the peace No      
Sosthene Reed Assault and battery No      
Louis Wolrich Assault and battery No      
Louis Lavergne Obstructing natural drain No      
Leah Broussard Kidnapping No      
Dermas Daigle Larceny No      
Alcide LeBlanc Stabbing with intent to kill No      
Alcide LeBlanc et als Assault and battery No      
Doreston Fruge Breaking and entering in day time No      
L.W. Hornsby Breaking and entering in day time No      
Austin Perrodin Forgery No      
Rodolph Fritch Concealed weapon & Assault with a dangerous weapon No      
George Cormier Concealed weapon No      
A. Pothier Slander No      
Joe Viator Assault and battery No      
Alfen Hoffman Larceny No      
Louis A. Richard Larceny No      
David Colligan Slander No      
Peoria Jefferson Carnal knowledge No      
Monceau Melancon Assault and battery and Non-support No      
Louis Myers Jr. Non-support No      
Albert Myers Selling intoxicating liquor No      
Jos. Cormier Flooding public road No      
Simeon Mire Assault No      
Will Robinson Non-support No      
Luke Richard Assault No      
Oralie Soileau Obtaining money under false pretense No      
Jeanius Perrodin Striking with intent to kill No      
Jeff Brown Slander No      
Walter LeBlanc Assault with dangerous weapon No      
Polite Campbell Breaking fence of another No      
Sam Henner Concealed weapon No      
Thurston Harmon Larceny of horse No      
John Murphy Larceny No      
Louisa Smith Assault and battery No      
Laurent Lavergne Beating board bill No      
Maxine Cormier Possessing intoxicating liquor No      
Mrs. Eulis Doucet Slander No      
Elcie Cyprien Non-support No      
Felix Kidder Non-support No      
Eldes Thibodeaux Carrying concealed weapon No      
Louis Wolrich Carrying concealed weapon No      
Albert Richard Disturbing the peace No      
Rene Hargrove Disturbing the peace No      
Frank Richard Manslaughter Yes   2000. Case fixed for Nov 15
Daniel Jauboir Transporting intoxicating liquor Yes NG 650. Trial set for Nov 8
Ralph Jones alias Robert Scott Forgery Yes NG 700. Case fixed for Nov 8
Oliver Matt Assault and Battery Yes G 100. Appear for sentence Nov 12
Demar Monceaux Cutting with intent to kill Yes NG 700. Case fixed for Nov 15
Abner Johnson Forgery Yes NG 500. Case fixed for Nov 18


[i]   He pleaded “Not Guilty” and has to appear for sentencing?

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