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  544.200.  Officer may break open doors. — To make an arrest in criminal actions, the officer may break open any outer or inner door or window of a dwelling house or other building, or any other enclosure, if, after notice of his office and purpose, he be refused admittance.


(RSMo 1939 § 3889)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 3499; 1919 § 3844; 1909 § 5052

(1968) Held facts justified forcible entry and arrest without warrant. State v. Novak (Mo.), 428 S.W.2d 585.

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