Co. Justice & Court Proceedings
... as reported in the 1949 newspapers
~unless otherwise credited, the articles were contributed by Reid R. Johnson for Clayton Co. IAGenWeb
Donald Jaeger, 19, was arrested Jan. 13 at Guttenberg by Sheriff Forrest Fischer and Guttenberg Marshal Ray Luther in connection with a series of car prowlings in a three-county area. The Guttenberg youth confessed to Sheriff Fischer and Dubuque county authorities that he was involved with Robert Eichacker and Kenneth Greiner of Luxemburg in a series of robberies and car prowlings in Clayton, Dubuque and Delaware counties. Jaeger is being held in the Clayton county jail on a grand larceny charge pending a court hearing. Eichacher and Greiner, arrested last week at their homes near Luxemburg, are in the Dubuque county jail under bonds of $2,500 each.
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 20 Jan. 1949
Donald Jaeger pleaded guilty to a charge of larceny in the night time Monday before Judge T. H. Goheen and was fined $100 and costs and sentenced to not more than a year in the county jail. The judge ruled that after a period of 15 days in jail Jaeger may be paroled to George Murray, probation officer for this district, for the duration of the jail sentence. The 19-year-old Guttenberg youth had been arrested at Guttenberg Jan. 13 by Sheriff Forrest Fischer and Ray Luther, Guttenberg marshal, in connection with car prowlings in a three-county area. He confessed to Sheriff Fischer and Dubuque county authorities that he was involved with Robert Eichacker and Kenneth Greiner, Luxemburg, in a series of robberies in Clayton, Dubuque and Delaware counties.
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 10 Feb. 1949
Merlin Hoeger Saturday began serving a 30 day jail term for reckless driving. He was convicted in the court of Mayor Voss for the offense committed October 23 in the town of Garber. Len Moser signed the information and Sheriff Forrest Fischer made the Arrest.
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 3 Nov. 1949
Mike Jacquette discovered Tuesday morning that his Guttenberg service station at First and Goethe streets had been robbed of $50-$60 and notified Sheriff Forrest Fischer. Some quick detective work by the sheriff led him to authorize Raymond Luther, Guttenberg marshal, to arrest Jerome Langel, 21, Luxemburg, by 9:30. Two hours of quizzing by Luther, Sheriff Fischer and Deputy Milton Klink brought a confession from Langel and he was confined to the county jail.
Two counts of robbery brought sentences of one to three years each to Clarence "Jim" Boots, 20, McGregor, and Robert Eichacker, 20, Luxemburg, in the Prairie du Chien district court of Judge A. W. Kopp Tuesday morning. Kenneth Griner, 20, Luxemburg, was also sentenced on both counts to one to three years running concurrently. The two counts charged safe robbery and breaking and entering in the night. The safe robbery Nov. 11 at the International Harvester company in Prairie du Chien in which $411 in cash and about $100 in checks were taken started Sheriff Fischer working on the case. He arrested Boots in McGregor Wednesday night. Boots' confession enabled Fischer to notify Dubuque police, who arrested Eichacker. Raymond Luther, marshal, arrested Griner in Guttenberg Saturday night. Boots, Eichacker and Griner were committed to the reformatory at Green Bay, Wis.
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 22 Dec. 1949
Jerome Langel, 21, Luxemburg, was sentenced to one year in the county jail by Judge W. H. Antes, West Union, after he admitted theft of $57.45 from Mike's oil station in Guttenberg the night of December 19.
Loren Easton, 36, Strawberry Point, was sentenced to three months after he pleaded guilty to an OMVI charge. Easton was arrested Dec. 22 at Strawberry Point by highway patrolmen.
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 29 Dec. 1949
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