Stealing chickens

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Stealing chickens - FORTVILLE HAN IS PLACED IN JAIL Jess Denney...
FORTVILLE HAN IS PLACED IN JAIL Jess Denney Charged With the Theft of Twenty-five Chickens Taken From Wiggam Farm Jess Denney, of Fortville, was arrested by Sheriff Frank Stottlemyer, Saturday on a charge of having stolen fifty-five chickens from the William Wiggam farm south of Fortville. He was released Saturday afternoon on an $800 bond and his trial has been set in the justice ot the peace court of Harry Linder, Friday, July 27. The case will probably be dismissed in justice of peace court and refiled in circuit court. Denney's alibi is that ho found the chickens in a sack along the road near his home. According to his story he found a sack along the roid with five chickens and took them to a Fortville man where he atempted to sell them. Two of the chickens were smothered in the sack. The Fortville man became suspicious of Denney and notified officers who arrested him. One of the chickens was postively identified by Mrs. Wiggam as one stolen from her f'ock by a mark on the foot. Th" three chickens were taken to the Wiggam home Saturday evening and were released. They went to roost in their rccustomed place. No clues have been tiiuarthed as to the whereabouts of the other fifty stolen chickens.

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  1. The Hancock Democrat,
  2. 26 Jul 1934, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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