Section 6-6-166

Return - Where levy made in different county than where judgment entered or original attachment issued; trial in circuit court; effect of copies; forfeiture of bond.

(a) When the levy is made in a different county from that in which the judgment was entered or the original attachment issued, if a claim is interposed to the property, it is the duty of the officer levying the writ to return the original to the court from which it issued, with a statement thereon showing the interposition of the claim and true copies of the affidavit and bond, certified by him; and he must return the original affidavit and bond and a true copy of the writ under which the levy was made, certified by him, to the circuit court of his own county, where, after 30 days, the trial of the right of property must be had. The copies thus required to be made, certified as provided in this section, must be received in lieu of and have, in all respects, the same effect as the originals.

(b) If, in the case provided for in subsection (a) of this section, the property levied on is found liable to the satisfaction of the writ and is not delivered up to the sheriff of the county in which the trial of the right of property was had within 20 days thereafter, he must endorse the bond forfeited; and thereupon the clerk must issue execution as in other cases of the trial of the right of property, except that he must make the same returnable to the court from which the original writ issued, of which and of the time of its receipt by the sheriff he must give the proper officer of such court written notice, which shall be presumptive evidence of the fact against the sheriff, and he must also issue a separate execution for the costs of his own court.

(Code 1852, §§2591, 2592; Code 1867, §§3020, 3021; Code 1876, §§3345, 3346; Code 1886, §§3010, 3011; Code 1896, §§4148, 4149; Code 1907, §§6046, 6047; Code 1923, §§10382, 10383; Code 1940, T. 7, §§1175, 1176.)