Serves time for Prohibition Law

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Tuscaloosa News
Place of publication: Tuscaloosa, AL
Date of publication: 6/27/1912 0:00
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VIOLATOR OF PROHIBITION LAW DID SERVE A LITTLE TIME IN JAIL. Considerable interest was aroused 1 at the court house yesterday morning at the conclusion of the trial of the state vs. Burton Hyche, charged with violating the prohibition law. Hyche was found guilty in Judge C Foster’s court, and sentenced to 60 days labor and fined $50. When he went to the sheriff’s office he stated, that he would die before going to the county jail, A subsequent conference between Sheriff Palmer, Judge Foster and Mr. Hyche brought forth a motioned to appeal from. Mr. Hyche, who admitted to Judge Foster that he had made a mistake in defying the officers. Mr. Hyche was carried to the county jail, where he remained until his appeal bond had been signed and approved by Judge Foster, after which he again visited the Judge and apologized for his statement in regards to the sentence imposed on him. Judge Foster said last night that he made this statement concerning this case because of an erroneous report circulated that Mr. Hyche had defied the officers and had made good his threat not to go to the county jail.