CRIMES, PUNISHMENTS AND PROCEEDINGS IN CRIMINAL CASES (Chapters 263 through 280)
CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
CRIMES AGAINST PUBLIC JUSTICE
Refusal or delay to execute process resulting in escape
Section 23. An officer who, being authorized to serve process, wilfully and corruptly refuses to execute a lawful process directed to him and requiring him to apprehend or confine a person convicted of or charged with crime, or wilfully and corruptly omits or delays to execute such process, whereby such person escapes, shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than one year.