SEC. 97-17-77. Removing personal property subject to lien out of state.
If any person shall move, or cause to be removed, to any place beyond the jurisdiction of this state, any personal property which shall at the time of such removal be under written pledge, or mortgage, or deed of trust, or conditional sales contract, or lien by judgment, or any other lien in this state, with intent to defraud the pledgee, mortgagee, trustee, cestui que trust, conditional vendor, or creditor, he shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or imprisoned in the county jail not more than twelve (12) months, or both. The removal with intent to defraud of such property valued at four hundred dollars ($400.00) or more shall be a felony punishable upon conviction by a fine of not less than five hundred dollars ($500.00) nor more than five thousand dollars ($5,000.00), or by imprisonment in the penitentiary not less than one (1) nor more than three (3) years, or by both.
SOURCES: Codes, 1871, Sec. 2658; 1880, Sec. 2908; 1892, Sec. 1182; 1906, Sec. 1260; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 990; 1930, Sec. 1018; 1942, Sec. 2250; Laws, 1954, ch. 237, Sec. 1; 1975, ch. 459, eff from and after July 1, 1975.