bernard naylor goes to jail 1928
PRISOIIERS TESTIFY THEY SAW NAYLQR START FIRE HUE Three prisoners testified under oath that they saw Bernard Naylor of Johnson light a match on the side of his cell and start a fire in a basket full of papers on the second floor of the county jail shortly before 8 o'clock Tuesday morning, according to an official statement Deputy State Fire Marshal A. o. Preble submitted to State's Attorney Consuelo Northrop, following an investigation yesterday afternoon. The State's attorney was about to issue a warrant charging Naylor with setting a fire with intent to burn the Jail when Sheriff Todd Informed her there was no necessity cf taking such action immediately because Naylor, before Mr. Preble began his investigation, had been taken to State's prison. The prisoner has a year to serve for breach of probation. Miss Northrop said she would issue the warrant later, after Naylor is returned to the county jail. "The fellow was peeved because he did not go to Windsor Monday to bt-gin serving his term," Sheriff Todd told the Free Press. "But I had been away, and there was no one to take him there on that day," he explained. Naylor, who is about 25, was plared on probation by St. Albans city court. He committed an offense recently In city f0r violating the terms of this pro nation. The testimony which Mr. Preble was qualified to take under oath by virtue of his office, came from Latoof Bessery, Alphonse LaPoint and Thio-dule Rodrlgue. Fred Dubrule was interpreter. The fire official's signed statement to the State's attorney follows: "La toof Bessery, Alphonse Lb Point and Thiodule Radrigue, inmates of the Jail, testified under oath that they saw Bernard Naylor of Johnson light a match on the side of his cell and light a fire in a basket full of papers. They all cried 'fire' they were locked In their cells). The guild heard them, but thought they were fooling." A report of tha fire was printed in yesterday's Free Press. From the windows of the central station, two firemen saw the flames in the Jail, and hurried over with hnnd extinguishers. No damage resulted.