§55-3-4. Period of limitation; verdict and judgment.
If it appear that the plaintiff was forcibly or unlawfully
turned out of the possession, or that it was unlawfully detained
from him, unless it also appear that the defendant has wrongfully
held or detained the possession for three years before the date of
the summons the verdict shall be for the plaintiff for such
premises, or such part thereof as may be found to have been so held
or detained, and for such damages as the plaintiff shall be
entitled to recover for the detention for such premises or such
part thereof. When part only of the premises is found for the
plaintiff, the verdict shall describe the part so found. In such
cases, judgment shall be for the plaintiff. If the verdict be for
the defendant as to the whole, judgment shall be for him.