If the governor decides that the demand should be complied with, the governor shall sign a warrant of arrest, which shall be sealed with the state seal, and be directed to a sheriff, marshal, coroner or other person whom the governor may think fit to entrust with the execution of the arrest warrant. The warrant must substantially recite the facts necessary to the validity of its issuance.

Terms Used In Tennessee Code 40-9-116

  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Governor: includes any person performing the functions of governor by authority of the law of this state. See Tennessee Code 40-9-102
  • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105