The defendant may be arrested as hereinafter prescribed in the following cases:
(1) In an action for the recovery of damages on a cause of action not arising out
of contract, where the defendant is not a resident of the state, or is about to remove
therefrom, or where the action is for an injury to person or character, or for seduction,
or for criminal conversation, or for injuring, or for wrongfully taking, detaining
or converting property, and in actions to recover damages for the value of property
obtained by the defendant under false pretenses or false tokens.
(2) In an action for fine or penalty, or for money received, or for property embezzled
or fraudulently misapplied by a public officer or by an attorney, solicitor or counsel,
or by an officer or agent of a corporation or banking association, in the course of
his or her employment as such, or by any factor, agent, broker or any person in a
fiduciary capacity, or for any misconduct or neglect in office or in a professional
(3) In an action to recover possession of personal property unjustly detained where
the property or any part thereof has been concealed, removed or disposed of so that
it cannot be found or taken by the sheriff.
(4) Subsections (1) and (3) do not apply to any security agreement under which the
plaintiff claims a purchase money security interest, as defined in s. 409.103.
(5) In a proceeding to enforce the duty of child support or maintenance.
(6) In a proceeding to determine paternity or to establish or revise a child support
or maintenance obligation, if the court or a circuit court commissioner finds that
the petitioner cannot effect service of process upon the respondent despite due diligence
on the part of the petitioner or after the respondent is personally served but fails
to appear on the return date, on the date set for the pretrial hearing or on the date
set for the trial.
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