CHAPTER 61. CRIMES AND THEIR PUNISHMENT.

§61-5-15. Refusal of person to execute order of arrest by justice; penalty.

If any person, being required by a justice, on view of a breach of the peace or other offense, to bring before him the offender, shall refuse or neglect to obey the justice, he shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, shall be punished as provided in the preceding section; and if the justice declare himself to be such, or if he be known to the offender, ignorance of his office shall not be pleaded as an excuse.