§38-7-22. Interest and profits pending suit; discharge of
attachment on bond.
When any attachment is sued out, either at law or in equity,
except against a nonresident, on such an affidavit as is
mentioned in the first section of this article, and the property
is seized and retained by the officer, the interest and profits
thereof, pending the suit and before judgment or decree, may be
paid to the defendant, if the court deem it proper; and at any
time during such period the court, or in vacation the judge
thereof, may discharge the attachment, as to the whole of the
estate of the defendant, on his giving bond, with security,
payable to the plaintiff in a penalty of the value of such estate
with costs, with condition, if judgment or decree be rendered for
the plaintiff in such suit, to pay such value, or so much thereof
as may be necessary to satisfy the same.