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§15-1E-132. Liability of public officers for nonexecution of process.
The neglect or refusal of any sheriff, police officer, jail warden or magistrate to execute any process, or to make proper return of all fines and penalties collected, or to receive in custody any prisoner, shall be deemed a misdemeanor and shall subject the offender to a prosecution by the proper county prosecuting attorney, and to a penalty, upon conviction of each such offense, of five hundred dollars to the use of the state.