Section 6-6-79

Proceedings against sheriff and sureties for money received in sale of perishables.

The sheriff and his sureties, or either of them, may be proceeded against by motion, on one day's notice, at the instance of the plaintiff or of the defendant if the plaintiff fails in the action for any money received for the sale of perishable property and judgment entered against him, or them, for the amount and five percent a month from the time of the demand.

(Code 1852, §2530; Code 1867, §2958; Code 1876, §3284; Code 1886, §2962; Code 1896, §553; Code 1907, §2953; Code 1923, §6201; Code 1940, T. 7, §874.)