Viewing "The First Lawsuit in Becker County" (1907).
The first trial in Becker County, Minnesota, was held about November, 1871. Harvey Jones was prosecuted for domestic assault. He was tried before a jury, which found him guilty. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail. As Jones was being transported to jail, he received some shrewd legal advice from a fledging lawyer named W. W. Rossman. His journey ended shortly thereafter.