On the road to Whiterun I came across 3-4 guards escorting a Stormcloak prisoner. I killed the guards and freed the prisoner. Then a couple of seconds later a guard turned up and tried to arrest me, giving me three choices:
- To pay a 40 gold fine
- To go to prison
- To resist arrest
I chose to pay the fine.
What would have happened if I had picked going to prison?
The guard said I'd go to prison and have my stolen items taken from me - however, I had an amulet I looted from one of the dead guards that I equipped and that didn't disappear. Are things really taken or not?
If I had resisted arrest and killed the new guard, would a new one have spawned ad infinitum?