Bud Rice Suit Opens Thursday

Bud Rice, former Justice of the Peace, Budville, NM $50K suit May 25, 1955

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Bud Rice Suit Opens Thursday A $50,000 suit involving a for' mer Valencia County peace jus tice, a state patrolman and California dairy executive will be heard in U. S. District Court Thursday. The trial will begin at 9:30 a.m. with Judge Carl A. Hatch presiding. The' defendants are H. N. (Bud) Rice, former justice of peace at Budville, near Cubero; and State Patrolman H. C. Stan brough. The action, which seeks $25,' 000 damages from each defend' ant for alleged false imprison ment, has been brought by Harry D. Chilcott, vice president of the Select Dairy, Long Beach, Calif. Chilcott alleges that ht was "maliciously, unlawfully and wilfully falsely imprisoned" by Rice and Stanbrough at Budville last Nov. 20. The controversy wag touched off when Chilcott and Robert B Schlosser, Cubero, were involved in a minor collision five miles east of Budville. Chilcott was taken into custody for a number of hours and fined for leaving the scene of the accident. Rice also revoked the Cali- Cali- fornian's license for one year But Chilcott's license was re instated by California authorl ties after his arrival home. Rice, in filing an answer to the suit last Jan. 21, denied all allegations against him except one that he is a resident of the state of New Mexico. Stan' brough, who made the arrest, has also denied the charges brought against him. Rice was defeated in hij bid for re-election re-election re-election to office last November. November. He had been the target of much criticism for the manner manner in which he had operated his court

Clipped from Albuquerque Journal25 May 1955, WedPage 10

Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, New Mexico)25 May 1955, WedPage 10
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  • Bud Rice Suit Opens Thursday — Bud Rice, former Justice of the Peace, Budville, NM $50K suit May 25, 1955

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