Claude Weaver Freed In 'Strong-Arm' Case
A grand jury in Jackson, Miss., refused Monday to indict Claude L. Weaver '65 on a charge of "strong-arm robbery." Weaver and two other workers for the Student Non-violent Co-ordinating Committee were arrested Dec. 26 and held until Jan. 11, when they were released after posting three $1000 bail bonds.
Weaver's companions, however, were indicted and face jail terms of one to five years if convieted.
Beached in Jackson yesterday, Weaver said he did not know why only he was not indicted. He said he planned to confer with a lawyer from the NAACP Legal and Defense Fund last night.
The charges arose from a dispute over a cab fare.