§38-5-17. Failure of person suggested to answer.

If any person suggested, summoned as provided in this article, fails to answer, the court may either compel the person to answer, or hear proof of the matters required by section fifteen of this article to be disclosed by the person's answer, concerning any debt or liability due by the person to, or personal property in the person's possession or under the person's control of, the judgment debtor at the time of service of the summons, and make the orders in relation thereto as if what is so proved had appeared in the person's answer.