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Indiana Code Title 36. Local Government § 36-2-13-5

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Sec. 5. (a) The sheriff shall:

(1) arrest without process persons who commit an offense within the sheriff's view, take them before a court of the county having jurisdiction, and detain them in custody until the cause of the arrest has been investigated;

(2) suppress breaches of the peace, calling the power of the county to the sheriff's aid if necessary;

(3) pursue and jail felons;

(4) execute all process directed to the sheriff by legal authority;

(5) serve all process directed to the sheriff from a court or the county executive;

(6) attend and preserve order in all courts of the county;

(7) take care of the county jail and the prisoners there;

(8) take photographs, fingerprints, and other identification data as the sheriff shall prescribe of persons taken into custody for felonies or misdemeanors;  and

(9) on or before January 31 and June 30 of each year, provide to the department of correction the average daily cost of incarcerating a prisoner in the county jail as determined under the methodology developed by the department of correction under IC 11-10-13.

(b) A person who:

(1) refuses to be photographed;

(2) refuses to be fingerprinted;

(3) withholds information;  or

(4) gives false information;

as prescribed in subsection (a)(8), commits a Class C misdemeanor.

(c) The sheriff may supervise and inspect all pawnbrokers, vendors, junkshop keepers, cartmen, expressmen, dealers in secondhand merchandise, intelligence offices, and auctions.  The sheriff may authorize any deputy in writing to exercise the same powers.

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