Sent to the penitentiary.
, a negro woman, was arraigned before Judge McEntee
yesterday, in the Provost Court
, on the following charge: That she did, on the night of Friday, December 22, unlawfully steal, take and carry away from the residence of Johnson Sands
, in this city, a white dress, a piece of cloth, a gold locket
, and seven dollars in United States
currency — all valued at the sum of twenty-seven dollars. On being arraigned, the prisoner plead not guilty.
testified to having lost the articles mentioned in the charge, with some others, and that he accused two girls in his employment of having stolen them.
These girls went and found the property at some place up town.
, one of the servants, testified that she found the property in the possession of Eliza Jenkins
She was at the house of Mr. Sands
on Saturday morning last, and driven away by him on account of her bad character.
She (Eliza) was a noted thief.
After the hearing of some further testimony, which positively proved that she stole the articles in question, Eliza was found guilty of grand larceny and sentenced to be confined in the penitentiary for one year.
This girl is the same who was mentioned in yesterday's paper as having been arrested by Constable Cole
, of Henrico
, finding that the case did not come within his jurisdiction, sent her before Judge McEntee