§62-2-13. Process, capias and summons in criminal cases.
When an indictment or presentment is found or made, the court
shall award process against the accused to answer to the same, if
he be not in custody. Such process, if for a felony, may be a
capias or a summons, at the discretion of the court; in all
misdemeanor cases, it shall be, in the first instance, a summons,
but if a summons be returned executed, or be returned not found,
and the defendant does not appear, the court may award a capias.