WVC 15 - 4 - 5
§15-4-5. Service limited to state, except as to fresh pursuit;
apprehension of persons in another state.
Such forces shall not be required to serve outside the
boundaries of this state. Except that any organization, unit or
detachment of such forces, upon order of the officer in immediate
command thereof, may continue in fresh pursuit of
insurrectionists, saboteurs, enemies or enemy forces beyond the
borders of this state into another state until they are
apprehended or captured by such organization, unit or detachment
or until the military or police forces of the other state or the
forces of the United States have had a reasonable opportunity to
take up the pursuit or apprehend or capture such persons:
That such other state shall have given authority by law
for such pursuit by such forces of this state. Any such person
who shall be apprehended or captured in such other state by an
organization, unit or detachment of the forces of this state
shall without unnecessary delay be surrendered to the military or
police forces of the state in which he is taken or to the United
States, but such surrender shall not constitute a waiver by this
state of its right to extradite or prosecute such person for any
crime committed in this state.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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