2010 Arkansas Code
Title 16 - Practice, Procedure, And Courts
Subtitle 6 - Criminal Procedure Generally
Chapter 81 - Arrest
Subchapter 1 - General Provisions
§ 16-81-112 - Escape of prisoner.

16-81-112. Escape of prisoner.

(a) If the defendant escapes or is rescued after an arrest, the person in whose custody he or she was may immediately pursue and recapture him or her in any part of the state.

(b) (1) If any person charged with or convicted of a felony within this state breaks prison, escapes, flees from justice, or absconds or secrets himself or herself, it shall be lawful for the Governor, if he or she deems it necessary, to offer a reward not to exceed the sum of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) for apprehending and delivering the person into the custody of an officer as the governor may direct.

(2) Any person apprehending and delivering the escapee to the proper officer and producing to the Governor the receipt of the officer for the body of the escapee shall be entitled to the reward offered by the Governor, and the Governor shall certify the amount of the reward to the Auditor of State, who shall issue his or her warrant on the State Treasury for the reward, to be paid out of any money appropriated for the contingent expenses of the executive department.

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