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Violent Assault. --A man, named Thomas Davenport, was arrested in the lower part of the city, yesterday, for striking Mrs. Kearn on the head with a piece of timber and fracturing her skull. The instrument with which the operation was effected was secured, and, together with the offender, will be submitted this morning for the action of the Head of Police.
Violent assault. --Thomas Davenport, who broke Mrs. Kearn's head with a piece of pine board two weeks since, was arraigned before the Head of Police yesterday, and the injured party being sufficiently recovered to appear and testify, Davenport was committed for examination before the Hustings Court.
The Daily Dispatch: July 8, 1862., [Electronic resource], The President's address to the army. (search)
Police Court. --Thomas Davenport, who had exercised his talents on Sunday as a fighting man, in the detriment of Mrs. Kearn's head, having cracked that useful member by a severe application of pine board, appeared, but the victim of his violence act being in a condition to confront her assailant be was put in jail until the 9th of July.--Tom, slave of Wm. Taliaferro, and James, slave of Elizabeth Manders, were brought up, the first for feloniously receiving $10 stolen from J. T. Hill, and the last for stealing $300 from the same individual. The boys being in front of the Exchange Hotel, had proffered their services to hold two houses, one of them ridden by Mr. Hill. When the latter emerged from the hotel be found the horses had vanished, and along with them his carpet sack, containing the $300. The evidence in regard to the complicity of Tom being rather meagre, he was discharged, while his companion, Jim, was held to await future developments. The case of Wm. Amy, charged wit
Continued. --The case of Thomas Davenport, charged with violently assaulting Mrs. Kearn with a pine board, and cracking her skull, was called in the Police Court yesterday; but the injury of the witness preventing her appearance, it was continued until the 14th inst.
The Daily Dispatch: July 15, 1862., [Electronic resource], The report of Yankees at Gordonsville. (search)
Police Court. --Yesterday Martha Morgan, arrested for keeping a disorderly house, was let off on condition that she moved her present residence.--Hiram, slave of Capt. J. Sheppard, charged with stealing G. McGee's horse, was acquitted, but detained for going at large. Two free negroes, named Wm. Maxwell and Joe Maxfield, were committed until the 16th--the first for stealing McGee's horse, the latter for receiving it. Case of Thomas Davenport, for a violent assault on Mrs. Kearn, was continued until the 18th inst. Pat. McSweoncy and Pat, Sullivan were sent to jail until the 16th, for the alleged offence of committing a rape on Mrs. Miller's servant woman. Jos. Allison, white, was fined $1 for behaving disorderly in the street while drunk. John Kearnan was temporarily committed for beating his wife. Sol slave of J. H. Gentry, arrested as a runaway, was returned to his owner. Sixteen free negroes, taken up as conscript nurses for the hospitals, appeared, and most of them offeri