Section 11-5-5

When to discharge duties of sheriff generally.

The coroner must discharge the duties of the sheriff:

(1) When the office of sheriff is vacant and until his successor is qualified;

(2) When the sheriff is incompetent to act;

(3) When the sheriff is imprisoned;

(4) In cases to which the sheriff is a party; and

(5) In such cases as he is directed by the judge of probate.

(Code 1852, §§696, 805; Code 1867, §§824, 940; Code 1876, §§736, 856; Code 1886, §§816, 927; Code 1896, §§1078, 3746; Code 1907, §§106, 5878; Code 1923, §§161, 10204; Code 1940, T. 12, §59; Code 1940, T. 54, §24.)