The County Record, April 15, 1897
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Joe Flemming, the colored man who was committed to jail about a month ago charged with robbing the dispenser Stutts, will be given a preliminary hearing before Magistrate Brown to-day. Magistrate Matthews being disqualified by reason of being Mr. Stutts' father-in-law, Mr. Brown was called upon to conduct the preliminary. There is some talk as to why the negro has been kept in jail so for so long a time without a preliminary trial, but we are not familiar with the details of the case and can make no comment on the matter whatever.