§62-10-9. Power and authority of sheriffs, deputy sheriffs and
correctional officers to make arrests.
Sheriffs and each of their deputies are hereby authorized and
empowered within their respective counties to make arrests for any
crime for which a warrant has been issued in violation of any laws
of the United States or of this state, and to make arrests without
warrant for all violations of any of the criminal laws of the
United States, or of this state, when committed in their presence.
A correctional officer may execute a warrant, issued for the arrest
of a person, only when the person named in the warrant is already
in the custody of the officer or when the person voluntarily
surrenders to the correctional officer at the county or regional
jail or a state correctional facility at which the correctional
officer is employed.