Offences: Violent Theft > highway robbery; Theft > grand larceny
Verdicts: Guilty; Guilty
Thomas Prickatt , was indicted for assaulting William Richardson on the Queen's High-way, and taking from him one Gold Ring, value 12 s. on the 19th of November last. It appear'd that the Prosecutor was an Undertaker , and was going down to bury a Corps; he went with the Coaches as far as the white Horse at Mile-End, and then turn'd down the Lane to go over the Fields, and within three Fields of Bow , the Prisoner flung a Stone and knock'd him down, and came up to him with a Penknife in his Hand, and stabb'd him on the right Side, but did not do him much Damage, and took away the Ring aforesaid. The Prisoner said little in his Defence, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment.
He was a second time indicted for stealing 24 Pound of Beef, value 8 s. one hind Quarter of Mutton, value 5 s. and divers other things , the Goods of Edward Nichols , on the 21st of November last. It appear'd that the Prisoner was found with the Goods upon him, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictments.