Woodsmall v. State, No. 22,349.

Docket NºNo. 22,349.
Citation102 N.E. 130, 179 Ind. 697
Case DateJune 19, 1913
CourtSupreme Court of Indiana

179 Ind. 697
102 N.E. 130

WOODSMALL
v.
STATE.

No. 22,349.

Supreme Court of Indiana.

June 19, 1913.


Appeal from Circuit Court, Sullivan County; William R. Nesbit, Special Judge.

Samuel W. Woodsmall was convicted of conspiracy to obtain money by false pretenses, and he appeals. Reversed, with instructions.


Charles D. Hunt and Gilbert W. Gambill, both of Sullivan, for appellant. Thomas M.

[102 N.E. 131]

Honan, Atty. Gen., and Thomas H. Branaman, Deputy Atty. Gen., for the State.

MORRIS, J.

Appellant, with others, was indicted for conspiracy to commit the crime of obtaining money by false pretense, as defined by sections 2588 and 2647, Burns 1908. On a plea of not guilty, he was tried by a jury, and convicted. He filed a motion in arrest of judgment, in which he averred that the facts stated in the indictment do not constitute a public offense. Section 2159, cl. 2, Burns 1908.

The only question presented here is predicated on the action of the trial court in overruling this motion. So much of the indictment as is pertinent to this controversy reads as follows: “Samuel W. Woodsmall, Emanuel Purcell, and Charles C. Riggs *** did *** unite, combine, conspire, confederate, and agree to and with each other for the object and purpose and with the unlawful and felonious intent to then and there feloniously, unlawfully, knowingly, and falsely pretend to one, Luella Mills, with intent then and there and by such false pretense to cheat and defraud the said Luella Mills for the purpose of obtaining from the said Luella Mills two hundred ($200.00) dollars in money, which money then and there belonged to the said Luella Mills; that the said defendants, Samuel W. Woodsmall, Emanuel Purcell, and Charles C. Riggs falsely and fraudulently represented to Luella Mills that there was a detective in the town of Shelburn, Sullivan county, Indiana, and that the said detective was going to arrest the said Luella Mills' son, James Little, and the said defendant, Charles C. Riggs, for the burning of the said James Little's restaurant on the 15th day of January, 1912, and that the said defendants falsely and designedly further represented to the said Luella Mills, with the intent to defraud, that if she would pay two hundred ($200.00) dollars in money to the defendant Samuel W. Woodsmall, he would pay it to the detective and prevent the arrests and exposure, relying upon the said representations of the said defendants Samuel W. Woodsmall, Emanuel Purcel, and Charles C. Riggs, and...

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  • Hitt v. Carr, No. 10200.
    • United States
    • Indiana Court of Appeals of Indiana
    • February 15, 1921
    ...100 N. E. 675, 102 N. E. 99;Town of Newpoint v. Cleveland, etc., R. Co. (1915) 59 Ind. App. 147, 107 N. E. 560;Woodsmall v. State (1913) 179 Ind. 697, 102 N. E. 130; [130 N.E. 11]Pittsburgh, etc., R. Co. v. Farmers', etc., Co. (1915) 183 Ind. 287, 108 N. E. 108;Taylor v. Capp, 121 N. E. 37;......
  • Boos v. State , No. 22,548.
    • United States
    • Indiana Supreme Court of Indiana
    • April 30, 1914
    ...by verdict, when it would be subject to demurrer, or motion to quash. Domestic, etc., Co. v. De Armey, supra; Woodsmall v. State (1913) 102 N. E. 130;Smith v. Freeman, 71 Ind. 85;Dawson v. State (1879) 65 Ind. 442;Donellan v. Hardy, 57 Ind. 393;McGuire v. State, 50 Ind. 284. In others, it i......
  • Bays v. State, No. 29739
    • United States
    • Indiana Supreme Court of Indiana
    • June 16, 1959
    ...facts constituting the offense attempted to be charged, a motion in arrest of judgment should be sustained. Woodsmall v. State, 1913, 179 Ind. 697, 102 N.E. 130; Boos v. State, 1914, 181 Ind. 562, 105 N.E. 117; Shock v. State, 1926, 197 Ind. 680, 151 N.E. 827; Crumley v. State, 1933, 204 In......
  • Williams v. State , No. 23190.
    • United States
    • Indiana Supreme Court of Indiana
    • May 9, 1919
    ...v. State, 157 Ind. 101, 60 N. E. 941;Barnhart v. State, 154 Ind. 177, 56 N. E. 212;Smith v. State, 93 Ind. 67;Woodsmall v. State, 179 Ind. 697, 102 N. E. 130. [2][3] Our Criminal Code, section 2065, Burns 1914, specifies the grounds or reasons proper to be assigned in support of a motion to......
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19 cases
  • Hitt v. Carr, No. 10200.
    • United States
    • Indiana Court of Appeals of Indiana
    • February 15, 1921
    ...100 N. E. 675, 102 N. E. 99;Town of Newpoint v. Cleveland, etc., R. Co. (1915) 59 Ind. App. 147, 107 N. E. 560;Woodsmall v. State (1913) 179 Ind. 697, 102 N. E. 130; [130 N.E. 11]Pittsburgh, etc., R. Co. v. Farmers', etc., Co. (1915) 183 Ind. 287, 108 N. E. 108;Taylor v. Capp, 121 N. E. 37;......
  • Boos v. State , No. 22,548.
    • United States
    • Indiana Supreme Court of Indiana
    • April 30, 1914
    ...by verdict, when it would be subject to demurrer, or motion to quash. Domestic, etc., Co. v. De Armey, supra; Woodsmall v. State (1913) 102 N. E. 130;Smith v. Freeman, 71 Ind. 85;Dawson v. State (1879) 65 Ind. 442;Donellan v. Hardy, 57 Ind. 393;McGuire v. State, 50 Ind. 284. In others, it i......
  • Bays v. State, No. 29739
    • United States
    • Indiana Supreme Court of Indiana
    • June 16, 1959
    ...facts constituting the offense attempted to be charged, a motion in arrest of judgment should be sustained. Woodsmall v. State, 1913, 179 Ind. 697, 102 N.E. 130; Boos v. State, 1914, 181 Ind. 562, 105 N.E. 117; Shock v. State, 1926, 197 Ind. 680, 151 N.E. 827; Crumley v. State, 1933, 204 In......
  • Williams v. State , No. 23190.
    • United States
    • Indiana Supreme Court of Indiana
    • May 9, 1919
    ...v. State, 157 Ind. 101, 60 N. E. 941;Barnhart v. State, 154 Ind. 177, 56 N. E. 212;Smith v. State, 93 Ind. 67;Woodsmall v. State, 179 Ind. 697, 102 N. E. 130. [2][3] Our Criminal Code, section 2065, Burns 1914, specifies the grounds or reasons proper to be assigned in support of a motion to......
  • Request a trial to view additional results

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