§56-3-5. To whom process directed; return of process; return of
summons for witness.
Process from any court, whether original, mesne or final, may
be directed to the sheriff of any county. Any process shall be
returnable, within ninety days after its date, except as provided
in section six, article two of this chapter, to the court on any
day of a term, or in the clerk's office to the first day of any
rules, designated as the first or last Monday, as the case may be,
in any month and year, except that a summons for a witness shall be
returnable on whatever day his attendance is desired, and an order
of attachment may be returnable to the next term of the court,
although more than ninety days from the date of the order, and
process awarded in court may be returnable as the court may direct.