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 - Ulysses Colliis Sentenced To 45 Years h hrisoi...
Ulysses Colliis Sentenced To 45 Years h hrisoi Ulysses Collins, 17-year-old Negro, Negro, of near Wagener, was sentenced sentenced to a total of 45 years in prison by Judge G. B. Green in Aiken county court Friday, when a jury found him guilty of charges of house-breaking, larceny, larceny, and assault and battery with intent to ravish, according to Sheriff, Price Fallaw. Collins pled guilTy to the charge of house breaking and larceny, f or i which he received 10 years. He was sentenced to 35 yoar-. <vi i'i" charge of assault add battery with intent to lavish Immediately upon sentencing, the youth was cat tied to the state prison in Columbia The Negio was chared -with breaking--into the house of a. Wa?ener icsident, throwing n •-ack ovei hei head, tying a rope around her neck .and forcimr nor to give him "all the money in the house," accoiding to the sheriff sheriff According According to a statement made to Sheriff Fallaw bv Collins, on the day of the alleged attack, the youth said that h«> was on his way to Wagener when he passed the home, and decided that he needed some money. ENTERS HOME According to the statement, the Negro said that he obtained a and cord from the barn and tnt"icd the home thiough t'ic sciecn dooi into the kitihon — At- thivt- time,— the—statemj" continues, the youth threw the &ack over her head and circled her neck with the cord. During the coui-o of the sti >iggle. the woman fell to the flooi, and the sack came off her head, but with the coid still around her neck, Iho statement sard that the youth <!eman'!e<i that she give him all the mi ne> in the house Still keeping his hand on the rope around her neck, the state ment said that the woman finally located $1 :(8, which she handec the Negro He then demanded that she sweep away the tracks which ho had made aiound the outside of the house, the statement statement added. ARRESTING OFFICERS The youth was arrested at o'clock on Sept—30 through the ifforts of Sheriff Fallaw, Deputy Alton Williams, Chief Spaughs, of Wagener, State Constable Pat- :erson and Troopers Sellers and Faulk, of the S. C. Law division. Solicitor B. D Carter prosecuted prosecuted the case and Collins was defended defended by Charles E. Simons, Jr., member .of the South Carolina egislaturc, and Edward Cushman, Ailceri county representative-elect. The jury was court appointed

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  1. Aiken Standard,
  2. 20 Oct 1948, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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