SEC. 97-17-14. Aggravated assault upon fire fighter, law enforcement officer or emergency medical personnel by injury-causing arson.
Any person or persons who willfully, feloniously and maliciously set fire to or burn or cause to be burned or who aid, counsel or procure the burning of any commercial or residential building, whether occupied, unoccupied or vacant or any kitchen, shop, barn, stable, outhouse, vehicle, or wood, meadow, marsh, field or prairie, whether the property of the person or persons setting the fire or of another, and thereby cause serious bodily injury to a firefighter, law enforcement officer or any emergency medical personnel while said firefighter, law enforcement officer or emergency personnel is acting within the scope of his duty and office, whether said injury shall be intentional or unintentional, shall be guilty of aggravated assault and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not more than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) or by imprisonment for not more than ten (10) years in the Penitentiary or by both such fine and imprisonment.
SOURCES: Laws, 1986, ch. 394, eff from and after July 1, 1986; Laws, 2001, ch. 402, § 1, HB133, eff from and after July 1, 2001.
PREVIOUS VERSIONS: Pre-2001