§55-6-4. Return of property to defendant upon execution of bond.
The defendant in any such action may have the property taken
possession of by such officer, by virtue of such summons or order,
returned to him at any time within three days after such taking,
upon executing a bond with good security, to be approved by such
officer, payable to the plaintiff, in a penalty at least double the
value of such property, with condition to pay all costs and damages
which may be awarded against him in such action, and all damages
which may be sustained by any person by reason of the return of
such property to him, and to have the property forthcoming to
answer any judgment or order of the court or justice respecting the
same made at any time during the pendency of the action; which bond
shall be delivered to such officer, and by him returned to the
office of the clerk or justice who issued such summons or order.
Upon the reception of such bond by the officer aforesaid, he shall
forthwith return the property taken by him to the defendant; but in
case no such bond be delivered to such officer within such three
days, the property shall be delivered by an officer to the
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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