2017 Tennessee Code
Title 40 - Criminal Procedure
Chapter 9 - Uniform Criminal Extradition Act
§ 40-9-118. Authority given by governor's warrant.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 40-9-118 (2017)
  • (a) The warrant shall authorize the officer or other person to whom directed to arrest the accused at any place where the accused may be found within the state and to command the aid of all sheriffs and other peace officers in the execution of the warrant, and to deliver the accused, subject to this chapter, to the duly authorized agent of the demanding state.
  • (b) Whether the prisoner or fugitive so charged is bound to appear before any court, committed to jail or discharged, any person authorized by the warrant of the governor of this state may at any time take the accused person or fugitive into custody, and the apprehension shall immediately be a discharge of the bond or other proceeding, if there is one pending in any court of this state.
  • (c) Every officer or other person empowered to make the arrest shall have the same authority in arresting the accused to command assistance in the arrest, as sheriffs and other officers have by law in the execution of any criminal process directed to them, with the same penalties against those who refuse their assistance.
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