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Murphysboro Daily Independent
Murphysboro Daily Independent
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Description: Criminal Case Reports from Jackson County Courthouse

Date: May 21 1930

Newspaper published in: Murphysboro, IL

Source: Original Newspaper

Raises Constitutional Rights Issue and May Appeal
The Martin ROGERS manslaughter case, set for this term was continued today to the next term. The court felt that the case could not be completed in less than three days, and rather than interfere with court house programs for Logan Day, Saturday, continued the case.
Milton BROWNFIELD, Ava, chiropractor charged with violation of the Medical Practices Act, was convicted on six counts yesterday.
The defense confined itself largely to introduction of character witnesses, and raised the constitutional question, indicating the case will be appealed to the higher courts.
This move smacks of a thorough test of the case involving all Chiropractors who practice without a license.
The maximum penalty in this case could be a $1,000 fine and one year in jail, it is learned. Sentenced was not passed.
States Attorney Fletcher LEWIS said Mr. BROWNFIELD declined to plead guilty with the understanding that the State would recommend a fine of $100 as the penalty.
Local physicians were interested in this case, and the case of the Rev. S. SMITH of Pomona village, charge with breaking the quarantine law.
Rev. SMITHs home was quarantined on the belief that his son had smallpox. A day or so later Rev. SMITH alleged removed quarantine signs posted on his house, and walked forth in Pomona village.
The case was continued when a motion to quash was offered and the original declaration amended.
Ed TERRILL and Carl BANDY were indicted by a special grand jury in Circuit Court, and charged with the theft of a shotgun and rifle from a DeSoto garage. The shotgun had been used there as a Bank Guard weapon.
Ex-Deputy Sheriff John PARRISH investigated the case, finally found the shotgun where it had been thrown into Beaucoupe Creek, north of Murphysboro, and allegedly obtained a confession from the two.
Bailey FISHER pleaded guilty to violation of the prohibition law and was sentenced to six months on the state farm.

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