Section 13A-7-61

Allowing stock to run at large under common fence.

Any one of several persons occupying or cultivating lands under a common fence who turns stock of any kind into such inclosure, or knowingly suffers such stock to go at large therein without the consent of all the persons owning or cultivating such lands, shall, on conviction, be punished by a fine of not less than $5.00 nor more than $50.00, and also the amount of damages inflicted by the stock, which damages shall be held as a part of the penalty imposed by the court, and shall go to the party injured.

Whenever a conviction shall be had under this section, unless the full amount of the penalty is immediately paid, it shall be the duty of the sheriff, or other officer charged with the execution of the judgment of the court, to seize and hold the stock committing the trespass, and after giving five days' notice by posting at three or more public places in the neighborhood, to sell the same, and out of the proceeds to collect the amount of such penalty and costs; and the surplus shall be paid to the owner of such stock.

(Code 1876, §§4414, 4415; Code 1886, §§3878, 3879; Code 1896, §§5614, 5615; Code 1907, §§7835, 7836; Code 1923, §§5562, 5563; Code 1940, T. 14, §§434, 435; Code 1975, §13-2-106.)