§62-10-6. Offenses in presence of constable.
If any person shall, in the presence of a constable and within
his county, make an affray, or threaten to beat, wound or kill
another, or to commit violence against his person or property; or
content with angry words to the disturbance of the peace; or
improperly or indecently expose his person; or appear in a state of
gross intoxication in a public place; such constable may, without
warrant or other process, or further proof, arrest such offending
person and take him before some justice of the county in which such
offense is committed, who, upon hearing the testimony of such
constable and other witnesses, if any are then and there produced,
if, in his opinion the offense charged be proved, shall require the
offender to give bond or recognizance, with surety, to keep the
peace and be of good behavior for a term not exceeding one year.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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