jacksonville daily journal 24 july 1924 page 7
HOCKING CLEAiRED OF CHARGES OF ASSAULT Man Who Is Alleged to Have He- slated Arrest and Fought Of* fleer I n Found Not Guilty bj Jury in Justice Court In the case of the People vs Bryan Hocking, which was tried by jury yesterday afternoon In th( court of Justice C. O. Bayha, the <! -fondant was fouqd not guilty of «•barges of assault and battery. The charges were preferred b; Deputy Sheriff Henry Strawn, who alleged that the youth resisted resisted arrest and struck an officer. officer. It appears that Strawn was attempting *to arrest Hocking on charges of drunkenness when th< alleged resistance was offered. The case was stubbornly fought by the defense, ei^bt v/ltnesses being brought to the stand to swear that no such things as charged by the deputy had occurred. occurred. State’s Attorney Robinson prosecuted the case for the pec. pie, and Walter W. Wright served as counsel for the defense. The jury which brought in tW verdict clearing Hocking of the assault and battery charge consisted consisted of Leiioy Sellers, Lee Rexroat, Rexroat, Arthur Abernathy, Buket Daniels, Walter Ealy and H. C. Spears.