Casper Jones and Johnson
Drink While on Duty
Commissioners Did Not Give Weight
To Charge of Extortion
TRIAL SATURDAY EVENING
Reasons testified that he was arrested by the patrolmen, searched, and three guns were taken. He claims that Patrolmen Jones and Johnson forced him to leave $16 in a horse trough in the stable. No one saw the act and commissioners had only the word of Reasons. The accused policemen admitted searching Reasons but declared that they found nothing on him. During the course of the trial several witnesses were asked if Reasons was drinking. Reasons then asked if "someone else did not drink." This lead to testimony that Patrolmen Johnson and Jones took one drink of liquor in the saloon.
Reasons was given his pistol after trial and instructed to be more careful with his firearms when out of his native state In the future. He left for home Saturday night.