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1868 Ark. Acts 218, Acts of the General Assembly of Arkansas, §§ 12-13.

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§ 12. That when any person or persons shall resent the execution of any civil or criminal process, by threatening, or by actually drawing a pistol, gun, or other deadly weapon, upon the sheriff or other officer authorized to execute such process, such person or persons, for every such resistance, intimidation or offense shall be deemed guilty of a felony, and shall, upon conviction, be imprisoned in the penitentiary for a term not less than one nor more than five years. § 13. That when any person or persons shall draw a pistol, gun, or any other deadly weapon, upon any other person or citizen, for the purpose of frightening or intimidating him or them from doing or attempting to do any lawful act, when such person or persons drawing said pistol, gun, or other deadly weapon, are not justified in self-defense for so doing, shall be deemed guilty of a high misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, shall be fined in a sum not less than five hundred dollars ($500) nor more than one thosand dollars ($1000), and imprisonment in the county jail for twelve months.