Magistrates held thirty-three men and one woman arrested in the riot to appear before the Grand Jury on charges of committing felonies. The Grand Jury returned indictments against thirty of the men and the woman.
Note, only three riot-related cases went to trial in the Court of General Sessions. James Hughes was tried for assaulting a police officer, and convicted of third degree, misdemeanor, assault. The judge sentenced him to 3 months in the Workhouse, a comparable sentence to those handed out to men convicted in the Magistrate’s Court.
The heaviest sentence handed down came after Edward Larry pled guilty to attempted third degree grand larceny for ? The judge sent him to the state prison for a term of 15 to 30 months.