§61-5-16. Refusal of officer to execute act or process of
Legislature or order of governor; penalty.
Any officer of this state whose duty it is to execute or
enforce any act of the Legislature, or any legal process or
proceeding arising thereunder, or any lawful order or proclamation
of the governor of the state, and who shall wilfully neglect or
refuse to execute or enforce the same, shall, for every such
offense, be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction
thereof, shall be fined not less than fifty nor more than five
hundred dollars, and may, in the discretion of the court, be
imprisoned not exceeding one year.