“Arrest of a Missouri Judge,” New York Herald, September 4, 1859, p. 5: 1.
New York Herald
Arrest of a Missouri Judge
Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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ARREST OF A MISSOURI JUDGE. – Judge John Watson was recently arrested at Keytersville, Chariton county, on the charge of having been one of the party that broke open the county safe, about a year and a half ago, and robbed it of some $5,000. The Grand Jury of that county indicted him for grand larceny and burglary, and he was required to give ball to the amount of $3,000. This case attracts a great deal of public attention, partly from the fact that the accused is a man of considerable wealth, and at the time the crime was committed was one of the judges of the county court.