Rule 6. Warrant of arrest or summons.

(a) Upon the return of an indictment the magistrate shall cause to issue either a warrant for the arrest or a summons for the appearance of the accused.

Upon the filing of an information, if it appears from the information, or from any affidavit filed with the information, that there is probable cause to believe that an offense has been committed and that the accused has committed it, the magistrate shall cause to issue either a warrant for the arrest or a summons for the appearance of the accused.

(b) If it appears to the magistrate that the accused will appear on a summons and there is no substantial danger of a breach of the peace, or injury to persons or property, or danger to the community, a summons may issue in lieu of a warrant of arrest to require the appearance of the accused. If the defendant is a corporation, a summons shall issue. A warrant of arrest may issue in cases where the defendant has failed to appear in response to a summons or citation or thereafter when required by the court. When a warrant of arrest is issued, the magistrate shall state on the warrant:

(1) the amount of bail; and

(2) if the magistrate determines that the accused must appear in court, the name of the law enforcement agency in the county or municipality with jurisdiction over the offense charged.

(c) (1) The warrant shall be executed by a peace officer. The summons may be served by a peace officer or any person authorized to serve a summons in a civil action.

(2) The warrant may be executed or the summons may be served at any place within the state.

(3) The warrant shall be executed by the arrest of the defendant. The officer need not have the warrant in his possession at the time of the arrest, but upon request shall show the warrant to the defendant as soon as practicable. If the officer does not have the warrant in his possession at the time of the arrest, he shall then inform the defendant of the offense charged and of the fact that the warrant has been issued. The summons shall be served as in civil actions, or by mailing it to the defendant's last known address.

(4) The person executing a warrant or serving a summons shall make return thereof to the magistrate as soon as practicable. At the request of the prosecuting attorney, any unexecuted warrant shall be returned to the magistrate for cancellation.