Full Statute Name:  Mississippi Code. Title 97. Crimes Chapter 17. Crimes Against Property. In general. § 97-17-51. Theft of dog.

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Primary Citation:  Miss. Code. Ann. § 97-17-51 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  January, 2018 Alternate Citation:  MS ST § 97-17-51 Date Adopted:  1962

This Mississippi Statute provides that a person commits a felonious offense by stealing, taking and carrying away any dog that is the property of another. If the person who commits the offense is indicted and convicted for stealing the dog, he or she shall be punished by a fine not more than $500, imprisonment not more than 6 months, or both, or imprisoned in the penitentiary not less than 1 year nor more than 2 years.

Statute Text: 

Every person who shall feloniously steal, take and carry away any dog, the property of another, shall be subject to indictment therefor, and on conviction shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00), or imprisoned in the county jail not more than six (6) months, or both, or imprisoned in the penitentiary not less than one year nor more than two years.


Laws 1962, Ch. 314, § 1, eff. July 1, 1962.


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