Section 36-12-23

Proceedings for recovery of papers, property, etc., by successor to office generally - Imprisonment of person charged with withholding papers, property, etc., upon failure to make affidavit, etc.

If the person complained against does not make such affidavit and it appears that any such books, papers or property are withheld, the officer before whom the proceedings are had shall, by warrant, commit the person so withholding to the jail of the county, there to remain until he delivers such books, papers or property or is otherwise discharged by law.

(Code 1852, §157; Code 1867, §196; Code 1876, §209; Code 1886, §304; Code 1896, §3136; Code 1907, §1552; Code 1923, §2686; Code 1940, T. 41, §135.)