SEC. 99-9-19. Attachment for non-appearing subpoenaed witness.
If any person subpoenaed as a witness shall fail to appear and attend as required, an attachment shall be issued by order of the court or other authority before which he was subpoenaed to appear, returnable at such time as the court or authority may appoint. The court or authority shall, on ordering the attachment, direct whether the witness shall enter into bond for his appearance, and in what sum, and whether with or without sureties, which bond the sheriff, or other officer by whom the attachment is executed, is authorized to take, payable to the state. In case the witness shall appear in answer to the attachment, the court may discharge him therefrom, on good cause shown, or may require him to enter into recognizance or bond for his appearance until discharged, to testify in the cause. In case the witness shall not appear, in pursuance of his recognizance or bond, the same proceedings shall be had as upon the forfeiture of a recognizance in a criminal case.
SOURCES: Codes, Hutchinson's 1848, ch. 60, art. 1(121); 1857, ch. 61, art. 197; 1871, Sec. 765; 1880, Sec. 1589; 1892, Sec. 3454; 1906, Sec. 3935; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 2960; 1930, Sec. 3006; 1942, Sec. 1888.