Moorland Bad Man in Jail

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The Fort Dodge Messenger: June 19, 1903

Moorland Bad Man in Jail

Jim Roy, Who Threw His Roomer’s Trunk Down Stairs is Lodged in County Jail.

Is Serving 30 Day Sentence

Roy Preferred to Serve Time in Jail Rather Than Let Town of Moorland Get Benefit of Monday From His Fine.

Jim Roy, a citizen of Moorland, is waiting out a thirty day sentence in the county jail. James inclined to be quarrelsome in his cupes, and this is the cause of his present predicament. The immediate cause of his incarceration, si that hte threw the turnk of one of the lodgers in the hostelry which he keeps at Moorland, down stairs, badly demolishing the trunk, and causing some detriment to the banisters.

The citizens of Moorland decided that something must be done with Roy, and haled him before Justice F.L. Horgeson, who fined him $25 and costs, or the equivalent time in jail. When Roy found that his fine, if he paid it, would go to the town of Moorland, he decided to spite the town, and is waiting it out in jail.

There is some talk of making an effort to send him to the inebriates’ home.

Roy has had the reputation of being a bad man when in his cups for some time. Some time ago, he kicked the whole front out of the Moorland saloon and later broke out of jail when he was locked up.

Sheriff Oleson went to Moorland on Thursday and returned with Roy.

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