SEC. 97-35-17. Disturbance of worship; proceedings and penalty.
If any person shall wilfully disturb any congregation of persons lawfully assembled for religious worship, he may be immediately arrested by any officer or private person, without warrant, and taken before any justice of the peace of the county, present or convenient, and on conviction thereof by such justice or in the circuit court, shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.
SOURCES: Codes, Hutchinson's 1848, ch. 64, art. 4(3); 1857, ch. 64, art. 71; 1871, Sec. 2713; 1880, Sec. 2767; 1892, Sec. 1034; 1906, Sec. 1113; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 839; 1930, Sec. 864; 1942, Sec. 2090.