§62-3-17. Verdicts jury may find in prosecution for larceny.
In a prosecution for grand larceny, if it be found that the thing stolen is of less value than fifty dollars, the jury may find the accused guilty of petit larceny, except in cases where it is otherwise provided; and in a prosecution for petit larceny, though the thing stolen be of the value of fifty dollars or more, the jury may find the accused guilty; and in either case he shall be sentenced for petit larceny.