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Publication Date

2-22-2007

Abstract

Wanita M. Scroggs, an attorney admitted to the Florida Bar and librarian at Stetson University College of Law, donated this book of writs of capias (book of arrest warrants) to the Poynter Library. Many of the warrants were issued for courts in Jacksonville and Ocala in the early 1890s. Among the witnesses and issuers of warrants was E[verett] E. Johns, who later perished in the line of duty on December 6, 1905 from a gunshot wound near Fernandina while serving as a chief deputy in Nassau County. Johns had previously served as sheriff of Bradford County. His sons—Everett Markley and Charley Eugene—both held office representing Bradford County in the Florida senate; Charley E. Johns also was acting governor of Florida from 1953 through 1955.

Comments

1900-01-00

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