Perjury trial delayed for Arkansas deputy

CLARKSVILLE, Ark. (AP) - A judge has delayed the trial of a Johnson County sheriff's deputy accused of perjury.

Sgt. Glenda Morrison is accused of lying under oath when Circuit Court Judge William Pearson questioned her during a murder trial in October 2012. Morrison was serving as a bailiff during the murder trial for Tommy Bowden, who was convicted in the beating death of his mother.

Authorities alleged that Morrison told jurors that Bowden had "acted up" at the jail but that jurors shouldn't worry because he was wearing a shock belt in the courtroom. Prosecutors accuse Morrison of lying under oath when the judge asked her about the alleged comments.

Her attorney, David Dunagin, tells the Southwest Times Record ( ) that the trial was delayed because no court reporter was available Thursday.

Information from: Southwest Times Record,

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