Q May a sheriff receive cash felony bonds?

A Yes, Section 99-5-9 states, “any court, in its discretion, may allow any defendant to whom bail is allowable to deposit cash as bail bond in lieu of a surety of property bail bond, by depositing such cash sum as the court may direct with the sheriff or officer having custody of defendant who shall receipt therefore and who shall forthwith deliver the said monies to the county treasurer, who shall receipt therefor in duplicate.” The language in the statute authorizes the court to set the amount of the bond and the sheriff to receive the cash.
(Attorney General’s Opinion to Allison, February 17, 2017)