2010 Mississippi Code
Chapter 25 - Offenses Affecting Railroads, Public Utilities and Carriers.
97-25-35 - Railroads; stealing or interfering with communications or signaling equipment.

§ 97-25-35. Railroads; stealing or interfering with communications or signaling equipment.

If any person shall maliciously remove, take, steal, change or in any manner interfere with any railroad transmission line, signaling device, microwave tower or any of the parts or attachments belonging to any communication or signaling device owned, leased or used by any railroad or transportation company, he shall, on conviction, be fined not more than Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000.00), or shall be imprisoned not more than five (5) years, or both. In addition, any person who is convicted for a violation of this section shall be ordered by the court to make restitution to the owners or operators of the railroad line or property in an amount determined by the court to compensate for all damages caused by such person and all costs related to cleanup necessitated as a result of such person's unlawful conduct. 

Sources: Codes, 1942, § 2355.5; Laws,  1968, ch. 342, § 1; Laws, 1981, ch. 541, § 12; Laws, 2007, ch. 572, § 5, eff from and after July 1, 2007.

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