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  575.180.  Failure to execute an arrest warrant — penalties. — 1.  A law enforcement officer commits the offense of failure to execute an arrest warrant if, with the purpose of allowing any person charged with or convicted of a crime to escape, he or she fails to execute any arrest warrant, capias, or other lawful process ordering apprehension or confinement of such person, which he or she is authorized and required by law to execute.

  2.  The offense of failure to execute an arrest warrant is a class A misdemeanor, unless the offense involved is a felony, in which case failure to execute an arrest warrant is a class E felony.


(L. 1977 S.B. 60, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491)

Effective 1-01-17

(1989) Marshal of the court of appeals is a law enforcement officer within the meaning of this section. (Mo. banc) State v. Wahby, 775 S.W.2d 147.

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