4th December 1828
Reference Numbert18281204-165
VerdictNot Guilty

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164. WILLIAM JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of October , 1 pair of shoes, value 3s. , the goods of Bryan Kennedy .

BRYAN KENNEDY . I am a shoemaker . I lost a pair of shoes, on the 25th of October, from my house - I saw them in the prisoner's hands close to my shop-window; I heard a rattle, and my boy went out to see what the noise was - another man took the shoes, a man came up and charged him to lay them down; he struck my boy, took up the shoes and gave them into the hands of the prisoner, who got rid of them somehow - I never got them.

BRYAN KENNEDY , JUN. The prisoner had the shoes in his hand when I came out - he had another man with him, who gave him the shoes; I had seen them together about ten minutes before - the other man struck me on the side of the head; I did not see the shoes taken from the shop, but I saw them in the other man's hands, and they were hitting one another with them; my father went out and asked the prisoner to put them down - he stripped to fight him; I had heard the shoes knocking about as I was in the parlour - it was between four and five o'clock.

GEORGE ROGERS . I am a watchman. I took the prisoner about eleven o'clock at night on the 26th - the prosecutor gave charge of him; he said that from the 25th he was in trouble for a row, and he was liberated on the Sunday morning - I said it was unusual to be liberated on a Sunday.

The prisoner put in a written Defence, stating that he was by the prosecutor's shop when there was a scuffle, but denied having had the shoes in his possession.


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