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§5-1-8. Governor's warrant of arrest.

(a) If the Governor decides that the demand should be complied with, he shall sign a warrant of arrest which shall be sealed by the Secretary of State with the great seal of this state, and be directed by the Governor to any peace officer or other person whom he may think fit to entrust with the execution thereof. The warrant must substantially recite the facts necessary to the validity of its issuance.

(b) Such warrant shall authorize the peace officer or other person to whom directed to arrest the accused at any time and any place where he may be found within the state and to command the aid of all peace officers or other persons in the execution of the warrant, and to deliver the accused, subject to the provision of this article to the duly authorized agent of the demanding state.

(c) The Governor may recall the warrant of arrest or may issue another warrant whenever he deems proper.

(d) Every such peace officer or other person empowered to make the arrest, shall have the same authority, in arresting the accused, to command assistance therein, as peace officers have by law in the execution of any criminal process directed to them, with like penalties against those who refuse their assistance.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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