§ 10-5-31. Defendant in one county and property in another Summons of defendants from different counties.
If the property attached is in one county and the defendant is, or have his or her usual place of abode, in another county, the attachment may be made by any proper officer of the county where the property is situated, and the defendant may be summoned where he or she may be found or have his or her usual place of abode by the officer making the attachment or by any like officer of the county where the defendant may be found or may have his or her usual place of abode; provided, that the officer making the attachment shall not be required to send a copy of the writ by mail to the address of the defendant in case the summons shall be served as by law provided. If, in any writ, citation, or other process issued from the supreme or superior court, the defendants or respondents named in the writ, citation, or other process reside in different counties, the proper officer making service of the writ, citation or other process in the county where the writ, citation, or other process is returnable may summon the defendants or respondents residing in other counties.
(C.P.A. 1905, § 546; G.L. 1909, ch. 300, § 24; G.L. 1923, ch. 350, § 24; G.L. 1938, ch. 547, § 13; G.L. 1956, § 10-5-31.)