Title 12
Criminal Procedure

Chapter 6
Warrants for Arrest

R.I. Gen. Laws § 12-6-7

§ 12-6-7. Warrants issued to other divisions.

Whenever any judge of the district court, or any justice of the peace, shall issue his or her warrant against any person charged with an offense committed in a division of the district court, and the person so charged shall escape into, reside, or be in any other county than the one in which the division is, the judge or justice of the peace may direct his or her warrant to each and all deputy sheriffs, city or town sergeants, and town constables within the state, requiring them to apprehend the person and bring him or her before the division of the district court having jurisdiction of the offense, to be dealt with according to law; the officers shall obey and execute the warrant, and be protected from obstruction and assault in executing the warrant as in service of other process.

History of Section.
C.P.A. 1905, § 174; G.L. 1909, ch. 281, § 27; G.L. 1923, ch. 331, § 27; G.L. 1938, ch. 501, § 27; G.L. 1956, § 12-6-7; P.L. 1969, ch. 239, § 17; P.L. 2012, ch. 324, § 43; P.L. 2015, ch. 260, § 21; P.L. 2015, ch. 275, § 21.