29-402. Arrest by person not an officer.

Any person not an officer may, without warrant, arrest any person, if a petit larceny or a felony has been committed, and there is reasonable ground to believe the person arrested guilty of such offense, and may detain him until a legal warrant can be obtained.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 58, § 284, p. 789; R.S.1913, § 8938; C.S.1922, § 9962; C.S.1929, § 29-402; R.S.1943, § 29-402.