Schoolhouse Assault

Prominent Young Man Charged With Assaulting Helen Bradley, Age 15

Monroe City, Mo., May 11. John Thomas, 24 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Thomas of Monroe City, was arrested at midnight Sunday night on a state warrant issued on information filed by Elmer Bradley, who resides in Ralls county one-half mile from the Monroe county line, charging Thomas with assault on his 15-year-old daughter, Helen Bradley. The act is alleged to have occurred at the Nolen school house, about two miles south of Monroe City, a short time ago.

Thomas, following his arrest was placed in the Monroe City jail and it is expected that his arraignment will take place this afternoon before Justice of the Peace Sam Pollard. Prosecuting Attorney Oliver Nolen of Paris, has been notified of the filing of the case. Attorney W. B. Fahy, of this city, has been retained to assist in the prosecution of the case. Both the Thomas and Bradley families are prominent and stand high in the community.

Source: Article from the Perry Enterprise dated 14 May 1925; submitted by Mary Beth Kirtlink