2018 Tennessee Code
Title 40 - Criminal Procedure
Chapter 7 - Arrest
Part 1 - General Provisions
§ 40-7-109. Arrest by private person -- Grounds.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 40-7-109 (2018)
  • (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 §§ 40-7-109 -- 40-7-115 shall receive no arrest fee or compensation for the arrest.

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