If the person in whose name the application is made can be found, and no one appears to have the charge or custody of the plaintiff, the person having the writ may take the plaintiff into custody, and make return accordingly, and, to get possession of the plaintiff’s person in such case, the person possesses the same power as is given by § 29-21-113 for the arrest of the defendant.

Terms Used In Tennessee Code 29-21-114

  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.