2021 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 (2021)
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

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