Documents Tagged ‘arrest’

Miss Diamond Lil’

Archive Entry Date: 2/2011

An account of the rise and fall of Diamond Lil', a well-connected black madam in 1920s and 1930s Peoria

‘China Bee’s’ No-Jail Record Remains Intact

Archive Entry Date: 12/24/1969

China Bee Parker, wife of Harold, ran a N. Washington St. brothel for thirty years without spending a night in jail

Prostitution Case Fines Total $700

Archive Entry Date: 3/5/1968

In the year before his death, Buck was still getting arrested in vice squad raids

Vice Raid Nets Man, 56, Woman

Archive Entry Date: 11/15/1967

Buck arrested for 3rd time in as many years for running a brothel

Upholds Ruling In Vice Case

Archive Entry Date: 10/3/1967

Ann was ultimately sentenced to a year for prostitution, but did not live to serve the term

Appelate Court Upholds Vice Count Conviction

Archive Entry Date: 9/24/1966

A year after her arrest, Ann's conviction was upheld by 2-1 vote in appeals court

5 of 10 Vice Raid Counts Dismissed

Archive Entry Date: 11/10/1965

Buck avoided jail time by evading police during a raid

Guilty Verdict in Trial of Alleged ‘Madam’

Archive Entry Date: 10/6/1965

Ann, already sick with cancer, was sentenced to jail time for running a brothel

Prostitution Counts Name 5 Defendants

Archive Entry Date: 9/10/1965

When police raided the brothel of Richard's father and stepmother, Buck ran and Ann stayed

Lack of Prosecution Kills Case On Collins

Archive Entry Date: 10/14/59

Collins escaped the law, for once

8 Jailed Here in Narcotic Raid

Archive Entry Date: 4/9/53

Uncle Dickie was arrested with heroin and marijuana, and under suspicion of turning women to prostitution

Eight Arrested Here in Narcotics Raid

Archive Entry Date: 4/8/1953

Richard's Uncle Dickie was netted in Peoria's first major drug sting in years

Police Ordered to Enforce Ban

Archive Entry Date: 11/30/1943

A judge sent a stern message to Peoria's brothel owners and prostitutes

Two Women Held In Vice Check Up

Archive Entry Date: 11/21/1943

After the military threatened a further crackdown, Peoria police took action

Arrest Four Negroes in Wabash Sand House

Archive Entry Date: 03/ 17/1931

At age 15, Marie's son LeRoy — later Richard's father — was arrested for disorderly conduct

Woman Fined $50 on Assault Charge

Archive Entry Date: 11/13/1929

The ultimate price Marie paid for her act of candy store justice

Three Arrested on Assault Charges

Archive Entry Date: 11/05/1929

Under arrest, the candy store proprietor pled not guilty to Marie's assault charge.

Boy Slapped, Woman Routs Proprietor

Archive Entry Date: 10/20/1929

When a black boy was slapped at a candy store, Richard's grandmother struck back

Three Are Arrested in Raid Sunday Night

Archive Entry Date: 10/14/1929

Possessing “intoxicating liquor” proved a costly offense for Marie Carter

Three Taken in Raid

Archive Entry Date: 10/11/1929

Marie appears to have bootlegged out of her home — and was arrested for it

Police Notes: Thomas Bryant’s Liquor Charge

Archive Entry Date: 02/16/1927

Thomas Bryant, Marie's soon-to-be second husband, was convicted of bootlegging

Police Notes: Marie Pryor Arrested for Fighting

Archive Entry Date: 09/21/1919

At 17, Marie was already settling matters with her fists

Seven Colored Men Arrested

Archive Entry Date: 01/05/1919

Roy Pryor paid a steep fine for running a gaming table from his home

Roy Pryor Arrested for Carrying Gun

Archive Entry Date: 05/27/1917

In a possible family feud, Marie's brother swore out a warrant against her husband

Cases in Court

Archive Entry Date: 09/22/1916

A judge weighed in on a fight between Roy Pryor and a bill collector

Roy Pryor’s Obscenity Fine

Archive Entry Date: 06/22/1916

Roy Pryor was arrested and fined for using “bad language”

Chauffeur Talked Back to Policeman

Archive Entry Date: 04/01/1910

Roy Pryor gave “back talk” to a policeman who tried to pacify him