Title 9, Chapter 13, Section 170
(a) Any person who becomes the purchaser of any real or personal
property at any sale made at public outcry by any executor,
administrator, or guardian or by any sheriff or other officer under
and by virtue of any execution or other legal process, who fails or
refuses to comply with the terms of the sale when requested to do
so, shall be liable for the amount of the purchase money. It shall
be at the option of the sheriff or other officer either to proceed
against the purchaser for the full amount of the purchase money or
to resell the real or personal property and then proceed against the
first purchaser for any deficiency arising from the sale.
(b) The action provided for in subsection (a) of this Code section
may be brought in the name of the sheriff or other officer making
the sale for the use of the plaintiff or defendant in execution or
any other person in interest, as the case may be.