When the Sheriff has failed to serve a subpoena or summons as a pro se client you may feel lost and depending on who you talk to at the courthouse you will certainly get conflicting information on your next step as that is not something that the clerks are trained on. What you need is an Alias summons as the police will have filled it out as not served and returned it to the court per the legal process. If you are party to the suit and at the clerks office asking for a subpoena to be re-issued the keyword is Alias Summons (Subpoena) once you have the same just jump across the bridge and drop it off.
Process Service Blog
A blog about private service of process and other service of process issues written by Middle Tennessee- Nashville private process server Brad Holton of Holton Services. Call (615)499-6522 to set up service.