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  85.610.  Marshal — powers. — The marshal in cities of the fourth class shall be chief of police, and shall have power at all times to make or order an arrest, with proper process, for any offense against the laws of the city or of the state, and to keep the offender in the city prison or other proper place to prevent his escape until a trial can be had before the proper officer, unless such offender shall give a good and sufficient bond for his appearance for trial.  The marshal shall also have power to make arrests without process, in all cases in which any offenses against the laws of the city or of the state shall be committed in his presence.

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(RSMo 1939 § 7125, A. 1949 H.B. 2034)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 6975; 1919 § 8426; 1909 § 9328

CROSS REFERENCE:

Police jurisdiction over city property outside city, 79.380

(1957) Marshal of city of fourth class has no authority under this section to make arrests for violation of city ordinance beyond city limits. City of Advance ex rel. Henley v. Maryland Casualty Co. (Mo.), 302 S.W.2d 28.

(1988)  Police officer of fourth class city not authorized to make arrest outside city limits even if offense committed in his presence or pursuit began in city. City of Fredericktown v. Bell, 761 S.W.2d 715 (Mo.App.).


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