§55-12-5. When sheriff to execute decree or order of sale.
Where no special commissioner or special receiver is appointed
for the purpose, a decree or order of court for the sale of
property shall be executed by the sheriff who attends such court,
unless the place of sale be out of his county, in which case the
sale shall be by the sheriff of the county wherein the place of
sale is. Any sheriff or other officer receiving money under any
order or decree shall pay the same and account therefor as the
court may order; and if he fail so to do, he and the sureties in
his official bond shall be liable therefor.