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LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – February 1, 1923

Lassen County Courthouse and Jail in 1923

Susanville Dry Sleuth Under Fire
February 1, 1923

Susanville is split into two factions over the charges against Karl K. Woodside, who has been employed by the town of Susanville and district attorney’s office in obtaining evidence against bootleggers in recent cases. Woodside is charged with indecent exposure as the result of a complaint filed by a waitress employed in a local restaurant. He will be tried in the local justice court tomorrow.

The faction supporting Woodside takes the stand that the charges are a frame up and this attitude is declared to be reflected by the authorities.

Officials Held shielding him.

The other faction declares that officials are seeking to protect Woodside and charge that a warrant for his arrest was refused until testimony had been taken from four witnesses. It was not until after this hearing that District Attorney Joseph M. Nutting recommended to Justice of the Peace Harry Wood that a warrant for Woodside’s arrest be issued. It is claimed that Woodside made a lascivious attack upon the women but only a misdemeanor charge was permitted to be preferred.

The attackers of Woodside also declare he was employed at “so much per head” in bootleg cases rather than on any salary basis. District Attorney Nutting today refused to comment on the basis of. Woodside’s employment by him

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso Publisher/Editor
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