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Criminal Cases and Criminal History
of Decatur County, Iowa

Pioneer Courts In Decatur County

Cases, by Year

January 18, 1917
SURNAMES: BARRY, BECK, BUCHANAN, CASTER, CHASTAIN, GRAVES, GRIMES, HAMILTON, HAZLET, HEMBRY, HENDERSON, HILL, KELLEY, MILLSAP, MULLINNIX, PERDUE, SCOTT, SMITH, STREET, THARP, WOODMANSEE

Surname Index

    A    B   C     D   E    F    G    H
    I    J    K     L    M    N     O    P
   Q    R    S    T    U   V   W    X
       Y     Z   

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ADAIR, Sadie
detained 1903
ALLEN, Harry, murder victim
Dekalb, 1904
ALLEN, W. T.
Long Creek Twp.
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B   
BANKS, Carl, bigamist
Lamoni, 1901
BELLAMY Estate Trial
Lamoni, 1901
BINNING, Burleigh
Acquitted of Murder, 1911
BOZARTH, Frank
Davis City, 1896
BROWN, Mr. J. N., robbery victim
Davis City, 1893
BURTON, Joe, murder trial
Leon, 1877
BUELL, Enoch
Davis City
  
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C   
CARLIN, Mrs. W. H.
assault & battery, Weldon, 1903
CARR, Miss Ima
Leon, 1905
Walter CASE, moonshiner
Westerville, 1926
CHERRY v SULLIVAN, paternity
Garden Grove, 1900
CLARK, Mrs. Minnow (HILL)
1904 arson case
CLARK ~ MULLEN ~ SMITH ~ STILL
Leon street fight, 1904
Cow Case of 1903
GORSUCH v WILEY
COCHRAN, Freeman, hanged
Bethany MO, 1899
Colorado Train Robbery, 1904
 
CRAVEN, Ben
black sheep, Lineville
CREES/WELDON
arrested 1901, Grand River
CREES, John, jail break
Grand River, 1906
 
CROFFORD, Dr. J. W., 1902
Trial   Sentenced   No Pardon
 
CULVER Clothing Store Robbed
Garden Grove, 1894
 
Court Docket, early 1800's
ADAMS, BROWN, FORTUNE, KIRK, THURMAN, Van VALKENBURG
Court Docket, 1902
BELL, BRACEWEL, CURRY, FECHT, FRAZIER, FULTON, GATES, GREENLAND, HAYDEN, HOFFMAN, KENNEL, LANNING, LOBENFELS, McCULLOUGH, MILLER, MOORE, MORGAN, RAMSEY, SCOTT, STONE, STOUT, STUART, SWITZER, TESKEY, VARGA, WOOD, WOODARD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Court Docket, 1905
ALLEN, WOODARD, YOUNG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Court Docket, 1917
ADAIR, AKES, ALLBAUGH, ANDERSON, ARNOLD, BASON, BEAVERS, BLACK, BOYD, BRADEN, BROOKS, CALLISON, CHAPMAN, CHASE, CREES, CRITCHFIELD, CRUM, DAVIS, ESTES, FABER, FERREN, FRAZIER, GAMMON, GATES, GIRDNER, GOODMAN, GOULD, GRIMES, HALL, HAMILTON, HAWKINS, IRVING, KIRKPATRICK, KNIGHT, LOCKWOOD, MACHLAN, McCRYSTAL, McNELLY, MITCHELL, MORGAN, MULLINNIX, MUSE, NEWLIN, NORMAN, NORRIS, OFFICER, OLSON, ONEY, OUTHOUSE, PENISTEN, PERDUE, PLACE, POLAND, POUSH, RAMSEY, RICKER, RIDDLE, ROBERTSON, RUMELY, SAMUELSON, SANDERS, SHAFFNER, SHELTON, SHOCKLEY, SKINNER, SHULAR, SMITH, STOUT, STUTEVILLE, SUTHERLIN TEALE, THARP, THOMASON, VARGA, WAGNER, WHEELER, WILLIAMS, WYLIE
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D   
DANCER & GRIFFIN Cases
adultry & lewdness, 1900
DARRAH Brothers Fight
near Humeston, 1901
DENNISON Family Mystery
Ringgold & Wayne Cos., 1903
DEVILBLISS Case
Leon, 1900
DOOLEY ~ WILKIE
Morgan Twp.
DOSS, McGUIRE, WILSON
sent to reform school, 1905
DUNNING, Day
Mount Ayr bank failure, 1905
  
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E   
EDWARDS, John
Grand River, 1903
EDWARDS v SCOTT
1900 child custody suit
EGLEY, Samuel, murder victim
J. W. KLING, shooter, Kellerton, 1904
ELLSTON, Ernest
destruction of U.S. mailboxes, 1906
ELSTON, Sid, Fined, 1899
 
EMLEY, bootlegger arrested
Grand River, 1904
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F   
FARMER girl
Sentencing, 1903
  
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G   
"The Gang" Broken Up
Grand River, 1905
GARRET, Libbie, Coroner's Inquest
Leon, 1906
Grand River Bank Robbed
1912
GORDON, Josiah, death
Woodland Twp., 1905
GRAHAM, Mrs. Wm., murder victim
Lamoni, 1904
GRENAWALT Store burlary
Garden Grove, 1905
GRIFFIN & DANCER Cases
adultry & lewdness, 1900
GRIFFITH, John W.
1876 forgery, Leon
GRIMES, John, Disgraceful Row
Davis City, 1897
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H   
HALSTEAD Estate Law Suit
Davis City, 1896
HAMILTON, France & Sam
Disgraceful Row, Davis City, 1897
HAMILTON, Francis
murders cousin, Davis City, 1909
HAMILTON, Sam sentenced
Gets 3 Years, 1897
HAMILTON, Sam
murdered by cousin, Davis City, 1909
HAMM, Jesse, dissapearance
Kellerton, 1896
HAMMOND, Ira, Murder Trial, 1902
Part 1    Part 2
HARRIS v STANLEY, Paternity & Estate, Decatur City, 1902 HARRIS & McNELLEY, Life Sentences
Davis City, 1938
HART, Alexander C.
suicide, Lamoni, 1906
HASBROUK'S Store, robbery
Humeston, 1893
HATFIELD, Clarence E.
murdered, 1901
HEDRICK, Mrs. Laura J. Trial
Grand River, 1896
HENDERSON Brothers
Pleasanton, 1903
HILL v MILLSAP
adoption proceedings, 1900
HELLYER, James Freeman "Pete"
Anamosa Inmate, Interred Leon Cemetery
Hog Thieves
SALSMAN'S Farm, Lamoni, 1917
HOGUE Brothers, larceny
Leon, 1894
HOLZER, A. E., assaulted
Lineville, 1900
HUKILL Acquitted
Grand River, 1894
 
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I   
Impersonating Officers
ALLEN, HAMILTON, HARP
Davis City, 1896
   
 
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J   
JUDD v LUSE
Leon, 1894
   
 
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K   
KANTER, William home vandalized
Leon, 1904
KERN, Charles, bushwack victim, 1863 KINDRED, Peter, Davis City shooting, 1898
KLING ~ THARP Case
breach of promise of marriage
KLING, J. W., shooter
Samuel EGLY, victim, Kellerton, 1904
 
 
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L   
Lamoni Bank Robbery
 
LEE Brothers Incident
Leon, 1901
Leon Robbery
Treasurer's Office, 1877
LEWIS, Mrs. Peter Shoots Husband
Leon, 1904
LOWE Family Tragedy
Osceola, 1901
 
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M   
McCORMICK v ACTON
Hamilton Twp., 1897
McGOVERN v PARR, paternity suit
Garden Grove, 1896
McGEE, Mrs. Emma C., vagrancy
Leon, 1896
McGUIRE, Frank, attempted murder/suicide, Kellerton, 1905 McGUIRE v RICHARDSON, defamation
Decatur County, 1896
McGUIRE, WILSON, DOSS
sent to reform school, 1905
McNELLEY & HARRIS, Life Sentences
Davis City, 1938
 
MINNEAR v CB&Q Railroad
Personal Injury Suit, 1904
 
MOORE, Timothy
attempted murder, Leon, 1892   prison release, 1896
MULLEN ~ CLARK ~ SMITH ~ STILL
Leon street fight, 1904
MUNYON v Mutual Fire Insurance Co.
Leon, 1902
 
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N   
NEGLEY, D. C., detained 1903
 
NEGLEY v SHOTTS, paternity suit
Decatur Co., 1897
 
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O   
Onion Case, S. D. VAIL
Garden Grove, 1894
OSBORN, Hallie, detained, 1903
 
OVERHOLTZER, Geo., murders wife
Van Wert, 1906
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P   
PAGE, Mrs. Mabel GAULTER
& daughter Blanche VAUGHN
attempted murder, 1912
PERKS, Grace Lucille (UMPHRESS), BRUNEY, John F., PERKS, Wm. Morton "Mort" ~ double murder - suicide, Leon, 1931
 
POLSON, Martin, Released, 1873
 
 
PRICE, George H., convicted
rape & incest, 1903
Princeton Reunion Shooting, 1906
McHARGUE ~ TRENT
PUGH, Charles Trial
Illegal Liquor Sales, 1906
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R   
State v Earl RILEY
killing of Willis C. WOODARD, 1913
 
RUSH v OVERLANDER
alienation of affections, 1904
 
 
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S   
SELLER, Frank, Arrested
Decatur City, 1903
SHERMAN, Mrs. C. W.
On The War Path in Leon, 1901
SNYDERS, Jailed, 1873
 
SPICER "Elopment"
Leon & Davis City, 1896
SMITH ~ MULLEN ~ CLARK ~ STILL
Leon street fight, 1904
Stolen Child, Lamoni, 1893

 
STONE, George
Grand River, 1903
 
STONE, Wilson, stolen harness
Hamilton Twp., 1895
 
STONE, Maude, 1901 murder victim
CROFFORD Trial Sentence No Pardon
HAMMOND Trial: Part 1   Part 2
STILL ~ CLARK ~ SMITH
Leon street fight, 1904
STUTEVILLE, Francis
destruction of U.S. mailboxes, 1906
STUTEVILLE, Mollie, Kills Her Lover
Pleasanton, 1904
State of Iowa v Frank SUTHERLIN,
rape case, 1900
  
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T   
TALMAN Girls Rescued
Lamoni, 1904
Terre Haute Murder
LAMB ~ JOHNSON, 1874
THOMPSON, Dr. S. C.
County Treasurer embezzler
TOLBERT, Homer
detained 1903
TULLIS, O.E., Home Robbed
Leon, 1904
Two Thieves Caught, 1894
 
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V   
VAIL, S. D. ~ Onion Case
Garden Grove, 1894
  
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W   
WALTERS Family Shooting, 1904
 
WEST, Mrs. Isaac, 1901 victim
Long Creek Twp.
WELDON/CREES, 1900
arrested, Grand River
WICKS Shot, 1895
 
WILKIE ~ DOOLEY Stabbing
Morgan Twp.
WILLIAMS & GRENAWALT Store
Garden Grove, 1905 burglary
WILLIAMS, Ted Shot, 1905
 
WILSON, McGUIRE, DOSS
sent to reform school, 1905
WIRTZ, John
incest case, 1904
Woman Horse Thief
Leon, 1900
WOODARD Murder Case
Leon, 1900
 
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Y   
YOUNG, Ed, Goes to Prison
DeKalb, 1905
  
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Z   
ZORNES, Bertha M. (HENDRICKSON)
Murder Case, DeKalb 910-12
Defendants: Clarence & Hugh TEALE, Ed, Tom & Roy YOUNG
Evidence in Clarence TEALE Case
TEALE Jury Instructions & Motion
   
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