§55-4-21. Mesne profits and damages.
If the plaintiff file with his declaration a statement of the
profits and other damages which he means to demand, and the jury
find in his favor, they shall at the same time, unless the court
otherwise order, assess the damages for mesne profits of the land
for any period not exceeding five years previous to the
commencement of the suit until the verdict, and also the damages
for any destruction or waste of the buildings or other property
during the same time for which the defendant is chargeable.