Section 15-9-3Governor may offer reward for apprehension or rearrest of perpetrator of felony or escaped, etc., felon.
Whenever a felony has been committed and the perpetrator thereof is unknown or when, being known, he absconds before being arrested or escapes from custody, either before or after conviction, the Governor is authorized, in his discretion, to offer by proclamation a reward not exceeding $5,000.00 for the apprehension or rearrest of such person within five years from the date of such proclamation, and to draw his warrant on the State Treasurer for the amount of such reward, when necessary to be paid.
(Code 1852, §797; Code 1867, §4348; Code 1876, §3976; Code 1886, §4746; Code 1896, §4777; Code 1907, §6939; Code 1923, §4162; Code 1940, T. 15, §45; Acts 1977, No. 641, p. 1089.)