Section 22-12-20

Attempted escapes and escapes from detention.

Should a person who has been legally placed in detention by a county health officer or quarantine officer attempt to make his escape, such person may be forcibly detained or, should such person make his escape, complaint, on oath, may be made before the judge of probate or a judge of the circuit, district or municipal court of the county or municipality where the escape or attempted escape occurs, by the county health officer or quarantine officer, whereupon such judge of probate or the judge of the circuit, district or municipal court to which such complaint was made, shall issue a warrant authorizing a sheriff, bonded constable or other lawful officer to arrest such person and return him to detention.

(Code 1852, §966; Code 1867, §1217; Code 1876, §1511; Code 1886, §1267; Code 1896, §2402; Code 1907, §753; Code 1923, §1219; Acts 1935, No. 444, p. 926; Code 1940, T. 22, §152.)