Johnson County deputy convicted of perjury

CLARKSVILLE, Ark. (AP) - A Johnson County sheriff's deputy has been convicted of perjury for lying to a judge.

The Times Record reports ( ) that 44-year-old Sgt. Glenda Morrison was found guilty Friday and sentenced to one year of probation. The felony conviction also means Morrison can no longer work in law enforcement.

Morrison was convicted of lying to Circuit Judge William Pearson about comments she made to a jury as it prepared to deliberate the sentence of a man convicted of first-degree murder.

Members of the jury testified that Morrison told them that the convict had "acted up" at the jail and would be controlled with a "shock belt." Morrison denied to the judge that she went into the jury room or that she spoke to the jury or any jurors.

Information from: Southwest Times Record,

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