§52-2-7. Duties; preservation of evidence.
The grand jury shall inquire of and present all felonies,
misdemeanors and violations of penal laws, committed in the
jurisdiction of the court wherein they are sworn, except that no
presentment shall be made of a matter for which there is no
imprisonment, but only a fine, where the fine is limited to an
amount not exceeding ten dollars and the offense is cognizable by
a justice of the peace. They shall appoint one of their number as
clerk, who shall write down the name of each witness examined by
them, and the substance of the evidence given by him, and furnish
the same to the prosecuting attorney.