CHAPTER 321

CLAIM

CLYDE JOSEPH

AN ACT AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF SUSSEX COUNTY TO PAY THE CLAIM OF CLYDE JOSEPH AND DAMAGES TO HIS AUTOMOBILE.

WHEREAS, Clyde Joseph was on the twenty-fourth day of January, 1948, the owner of a Ford five passenger sedan, Model 1946; and

WHEREAS, on the twenty-fourth day of January, A. D. 1948, Calvin Rich, Abraham White and Ellis Fassitt, while prisoners in the Sussex County Prison, having been duly sentenced by a Court of competent jurisdiction of this State to the Board of Trustees of Sussex County, did break out and escape from said jail; and

WHEREAS, the said Clyde Joseph was employed by the Board of Trustees of Sussex County as a guard in said Sussex County Prison and was so employed as a guard on the twenty-fourth day of January, A. D. 1948; and

WHEREAS, the said Calvin Rich, Abraham White and Ellis Fassitt, in breaking out of and escaping from said jail did take from the person of said Clyde Joseph the sum of $70.00, and did steal, take and carry away the Ford five passenger sedan, Model 1946, belonging to the said Clyde Joseph, which was parked outside the said jail building, and while said Ford automobile belonging to Clyde Joseph was in the possession of the aforesaid prisoners, they did have an accident causing great damage to the said automobile; and

WHEREAS, the said Ford five passenger sedan was damaged to the extent of $500.00; and

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That the Board of Trustees of Sussex County is hereby authorized and directed to pay to the said Clyde Joseph, the sum of $570.00 for damages incurred by him as a result of his Ford five passenger sedan, Model 1946, being stolen and wrecked by the said Calvin Rich, Abraham White and Ellis Fassitt, on the twenty-fourth day of January, A. D. 1948, and for the sum of $70.00 taken from the person of said Clyde Joseph while he was a guard at the Sussex County Prison by the said Calvin Rich, Abraham White and Ellis Fassitt, while they were breaking out of and escaping from the Sussex County Prison on the said twenty-fourth day of January, A. D. 1948.

Section 2. The said sum hereby authorized and directed to be paid to Clyde Joseph shall be paid within thirty days after the approval of this act.

Approved June 29, 1949