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Too Officious-1915

MCINTIRE, PECOY, BARKER

Posted By: cheryl Locher moonen (email)
Date: 11/30/2019 at 22:04:51

Cresco Plain Dealer, Friday, Mar 26, 1915, Cresco, IA, Page: 1

Too Officious

On Monday afternoon, Marshall Pecoy, alleging that James McIntire was intoxicated and using profane language, attempted to place him under arrest. McIntire pushed the marshal from his buggy and started for home, but was followed on horseback by Pecoy who overtook McIntire west of Water Works, and with the assistance of a stranger in town called to help the marshal, unmercifully pounding McIntire and put him in jail in a dazed condition that amounted to unconsciousness. Mr. McIntire, at his trial on Wednesday, pleaded not guilty to the charge of using profane language, and without a witness called for the defense, Mayor Barker discharged McIntire. Public sediment was considerably stirred up over what is generally termed unwarrantedly brutal treatment on the part of the marshal towards a man who was getting out of town as quickly as possible, and whose natural desire to avoid arrest was justified by what was afterwards proven to be an exceedingly flimsy charge, made by the marshal.


 

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