Section 15-16 Complaints to be transferred to prosecuting attorney.

    If, in the progress of any trial before the municipal judge, it shall appear that the accused ought to be put on trial for an offense against the criminal law of the state, and not cognizable before him as municipal judge, he shall immediately stop all further proceedings before him and shall cause the complaint to be made to the prosecuting attorney within the county, and the accused shall thereupon be proceeded against in the manner provided by law.

(Code 1964, § 7.115)

     State law reference(s)--Similar provisions, RSMo. § 497.170.