§62-11-5. "Fresh pursuit" defined.
The term "fresh pursuit" as used in this article shall include
fresh pursuit as defined by the common law, and also the pursuit of
a person who has committed a felony or who is reasonably suspected
of having committed a felony. It shall also include the pursuit of
a person suspected of having committed a supposed felony, though no
felony has actually been committed, if there is reasonable ground
for believing that a felony has been committed. Fresh pursuit as
used herein shall not necessarily imply instant pursuit, but
pursuit without unreasonable delay.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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