The Index-Journal from Greenwood, South Carolina on December 12, 1979 · Page 20
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The Index-Journal from Greenwood, South Carolina · Page 20

Greenwood, South Carolina
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Wednesday, December 12, 1979
Page 20
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20 Th lnrf -Journal, Gmnwd, S C., Wd.. Pc. U, Jury selection begins in Tucker kidnap trial Several prosecution experts testified at competency hearings that Tucker was able to stand trial. Young and two court-appointed psychiatrists agreed. blue jacket and ue, sat quietly while his court-appointed lawyer, Harrison T. Slaughter, argued with Young over questions to ask the prospective jurors. The defense earlier presented Tampa psychologist Theodore Blau, who said Tucker's sniffing of airplane glue since the age of 11 had left him mentally incapaciated. driver's side door. The Mrs. Thompson managed to get out of the car before Tucker sped away with it. The defendant, neatly groomed and wearing a dark ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) A jury was being selected today to hear federal kidnapping charges against James Keith Tucker, accused of abducting a 5-year-old girl in Daytona Beach last summer. The 19-year-old Tucker, from High Point, N.C., was ruled competent to stand trial last week in the kidnapping of Caroline Thompson, daughter of Russell and Rachel Thompson of HomeMaker Dunwooay, ua. U.S. District Judge George C. Young began questioning 7N - -As prospective jurors laie luesaay, dismissing three before telling the remainder to return today. The child, who was unhurt, was with Tucker when he was arrested following a highspeed chase by police officers in Myrtle Beach, S.C., July 30 liilli ii OUR OWN BRAND OPEN WEAVE DRAPERIES FOR YOUR HOLIDAY WINDOWS 20 off Now through Saturday . . . save 20 on our own lined open weave draperies. Beautiful patterns and assorted colors. All sizes are on sale . . . 48 x 63, 48 x 84, 72 x 84, 96 x 84, 120 x 84, 144 x 84 and patio 96 x 84, all are fully lined. CUSTOM WOVEN WOODS AND DECORATOR BLINDS two days after the abduction. The trial had been delayed for a 90-day psychological evaluation of the defendant and subsequent hearings on defense contentions that be has a schizophrenic personality and is mentally incompetent to stand trial. Young ruled Dec. 5 that Tucker was capable of assisting in his defense and understood charges against him. The child was sleeping in the back of her parents' car, parked in front of a motel in the Florida coastal city, while her father registered at the motel office. Her mother was in the front right seat of the car when a man stepped into the car through the Gunmen kill untouc hables NEW DELHI, India (AP) Police reported unidentified men killed 14 Hindu Untouchables and wounded eight others in a raid on Jadonpur village, in Uttar Pradesh state 200 miles southeast of New Delhi, the United News of India reported. The raiders set six houses on fire and Shot the occupants as they ran out, the report said. The fire also destroyed livestock and grain. 25 0 off Calisthenics That's no halftime show. It's Chinese youngsters participating in the calisthenics routine Growing Up Sturdily," which involves holding white sails and dancing like surging waves. Meanwhile, their audience holds nn rank in Ynrm a njiiin nt "A cn i Crisp, uncluttered looks, perfectly suited for contemporary rooms. Dozens of colors and combinations to choose from. Custom made to your Stores also in Anderson, Furniture plant extortion trial defendant well known IN GREENWOOD HIGHWAY 25 NORTH OPEN DAILY 9 A.M. TO 6 P.M. 229-6577 Travelers Rest, Mauldin, Spartanburg, and Columbia, S.C. Charlotte, Asheville and Gastonia, N.C and Morrtstown, Tenn. 11UL The Jqy Store in theMafL record promotion business under the name of Col. Tom Anthony. In 1976, civil suits seeking a total of $370,000 in damages were filed against him by two South Carolina recording hopefuls, who charged him with misrepresentation and fraud, according to published reports. Criminal charges also were filed accusing him of obtaining money under false pretenses from a Nashville songwriter by allegedly promising to promote his songs and not doing so. Beck currently faces charges in Cobb County, Ga. , where be is accused of collecting money for a charitable organization without registering with the Secretary of State's office. A trial date of Feb. 11 was set for the federal extortion case. MACON, Ga. (AP) John Calvin Beck, a 250-pound onetime evangelist, carnival worker and Nashville record promoter, has pleaded innocent in federal court here to a charge of conspiring to extort $200,000 from a Macon furniture plant. . Beck, SO, who once appeared on CBS-TVs "60 Minutes" in connection with a story about misrepresentation in the recording industry, was being held in the Bibb County Jau today in lieu of $100,000 bond. He entered his plea on Tuesday. Beck and co-defendant P.D. "Hawkeye" Livingston, 52, of Macon were indicted last week on charges of trying to extort $200,000 from the Macon plant of Bassett Furniture Industries, which is headquartered in Bassett, Va. According to an indictment handed down by a federal grand jury in Columbus, Livingston and Beck contacted Bassett officials through a Nashville lawyer in 1975 and asked for $200,000 in exchange for information about fraud and kickbacks at their Macon plant. Livingston, who was arraigned last week, also pleaded innocent. Several persons either were convicted or pleaded guilty in connection with the in-plant fraud, which involved kickbacks on payments for goods neither ordered nor received by the plant. 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