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§ 99-19-67. Remedy against officer, in reference to fines.
 

If any sheriff or other officer shall return on any such writ of execution, that he hath levied the fine, penalty, or forfeiture therein mentioned, or any part thereof; or, that he hath taken the body of the defendant, and shall have suffered such defendant to escape; or, if any person be committed to the custody of such sheriff or other officer until the fine, penalty, or forfeiture for which he was committed shall be paid, and such sheriff or officer shall permit such defendant to escape; or, if such sheriff or officer shall have received such fine, penalty, or forfeiture, or any part thereof, and shall not immediately account to the clerk of the board of supervisors and pay the same into the treasury of the county, then, in either of the cases above specified, it shall be the duty of said clerk to notify the district attorney of such default, who shall thereupon, on motion at the next term of the circuit court, demand judgment against such sheriff, or other officer, and his sureties, for the fines, penalties, and forfeitures mentioned in such writs, or for so much thereof as he shall have received on such execution or commitment, or the whole amount thereof in case he shall have suffered such defendant or defendants to escape; and the court shall give judgment accordingly, and award execution thereon. 
 

Sources: Codes, 1857, ch. 61, art. 308; 1871, § 869; 1880, § 1788; 1892, § 766; 1906, § 828; Hemingway's 1917, § 616; 1930, § 619; 1942, § 1563.