White Co. ex-sheriff pleads guilty to misdemeanor

      SEARCY, Ark. (AP) - A former White County sheriff has been fined $350 after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge.

      Former Sheriff Pat Garrett entered the plea Tuesday in White County Circuit Court. Prosecutors accused him of pointing a pistol at his sister and her boyfriend.

      Garrett's attorney, Paul Petty, tells The Daily Citizen ( ) that the former sheriff was involved in a family dispute "that got a little out of hand."

      He had faced a maximum sentence of 30 days in jail and a $500 fine.

      Garrett served three terms as sheriff from 2001 to 2007. He lost his re-election bid in 2006.

      Information from: The Daily Citizen,

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