2010 Tennessee Code
Title 40 - Criminal Procedure
Chapter 7 - Arrest
Part 1 - General Provisions
40-7-109 - Arrest by private person Grounds.

40-7-109. Arrest by private person Grounds.

(a)  A private person may arrest another:

     (1)  For a public offense committed in the arresting person's presence;

     (2)  When the person arrested has committed a felony, although not in the arresting person's presence; or

     (3)  When a felony has been committed, and the arresting person has reasonable cause to believe that the person arrested committed the felony.

(b)  A private person who makes an arrest of another pursuant to the provisions of §§ 40-7-109 40-7-115 shall receive no arrest fee or compensation for the arrest.

[Code 1858, § 5042; Shan., § 7002; Code 1932, § 11541; Acts 1965, ch. 279, § 1; T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 40-816.]  

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