§5-1-14. Rewards for arrest of criminals or in case of assault on or assassination of judge; employment of detectives


Published: 2015

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WVC 5-1-14

§5-1-14. Rewards for arrest of criminals or in case of assault on

or assassination of judge; employment of detectives.

The governor may offer a reward for apprehending and securing

any person convicted of an offense or charged therewith who shall

have escaped from prison, or for apprehending and securing any

person charged with an offense who, there is reason to fear, cannot

be arrested in the common course of proceeding. And in case a

judge of the supreme court of appeals, of a circuit court, of a

criminal court or an intermediate court, or of any court of record

in this state, shall be assassinated, or his assassination

attempted, or a felonious assault be committed upon him, and the

assassin or person making such assault shall not at once be

apprehended and arrested, the governor shall forthwith offer such

a reward, not exceeding ten thousand dollars, as in his discretion

will result in the arrest of such criminal. But no such reward

shall be paid to any sheriff or other officer who may arrest such

person by virtue of any process in his hands to be executed. And

the governor may employ any person to aid in the detection, arrest

and prosecution of one accused with the assassination or attempted

assassination or felonious assault upon a judge of the supreme

court of appeals, of a circuit court, of a criminal court, of an

intermediate court, or of any other court of record in this state,

and agree to pay, and pay, to such person or persons so employed,

such sum or sums, not exceeding ten thousand dollars, as in the

discretion of the governor may seem to be reasonable. And the governor may employ any person to aid in the detection of persons

charged with or suspected of crime, such persons so employed in

either case to be paid out of the contingent fund at the governor's

disposal.





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