5924.09 Arrest or confinement.

(A) Arrest is the restraint of a person by an oral or written order, not imposed as a punishment for an offense, directing the person to remain within certain specified limits. Confinement is the physical restraint of a person that is imposed by order of competent authority and deprives the person of freedom pending disposition of criminal charges.

(B) An enlisted member may be ordered into arrest or confinement by any commanding officer by an order, oral or written, delivered in person or through other persons subject to this code or through any person authorized by this code to apprehend persons. A commanding officer may authorize warrant officers or noncommissioned officers to order enlisted members of the commanding officer's command or enlisted members subject to the commanding officer's authority into arrest or confinement.

(C) A commissioned officer or a warrant officer may be ordered apprehended or into arrest or confinement only by a commanding officer to whose authority the commissioned officer or warrant officer is subject, by an order, oral or written, delivered in person or by another commissioned officer. The authority to order such persons apprehended or into arrest or confinement may not be delegated.

(D) No person may be ordered apprehended or into arrest or confinement except for probable cause.

(E) Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit the authority of persons authorized to apprehend offenders to secure the custody of an alleged offender until proper authority may be notified.

Cite as R.C. § 5924.09

History. Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.138, HB 490, §1, eff. 9/28/2012.

Effective Date: 10-10-1961