Section 6-6-254

Return of bonds; liability of sheriff for failing to do so; compelling making of return.

All bonds taken under this article must be returned within 10 days thereafter to the clerk of the court in which the action is pending, and, on failure, the sheriff is liable to the successful party to the amount of the value of the property and damages for its detention as assessed by the jury, with interest thereon from the entry of the judgment, to be recovered on motion to the court in which such judgment was entered on three days' notice, or the sheriff may, at any time, be compelled by attachment to make such return.

(Code 1852, §2196; Code 1867, §2597; Code 1876, §2946; Code 1886, §2722; Code 1896, §1481; Code 1907, §3787; Code 1923, §7398; Code 1940, T. 7, §927.)