§56-3-21. Alias process.
If, at the return day of any process, it be not returned
executed, an alias or other proper process may be issued without
waiting (where the first process is returnable to a term) for the
subsequent process to be awarded at rules. And where, for want of
a return of the first process against a defendant, any subsequent
process is issued, if the former was executed, the officer shall
not execute the latter, but shall return the former if it be in his
possession, and if he has it not, shall return the latter with an
indorsement of the execution of the former, and the proceedings
thereupon shall be as if the first had been duly returned.