(1) Apprehension is the taking of a person into custody.
(2) Any commissioned officer, warrant officer, noncommissioned officer or military
policeman when in the execution of his guard or police duties, any marshal of a court-martial
appointed pursuant to the provisions of this code, any peace officer having authority
to apprehend offenders under the laws of the United States or of this state, or any
other person charged with law enforcement functions who is designated by the Adjutant
General of the State of Mississippi, is authorized to apprehend persons subject to
this code upon reasonable belief that an offense has been committed and that the person
apprehended committed it.
(3) Commissioned officers, warrant officers and noncommissioned officers have authority
to quell quarrels, frays and disorders among persons subject to this code and to apprehend
persons subject to this code who take part therein.
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