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State will not pursue remaining charges against former Unicoi County sheriff

August 6th, 2013 3:06 pm by Brad Hicks, NET News Service

State will not pursue remaining charges against former Unicoi County sheriff

Former Unicoi County sheriff Kent Harris shown here in the courtroom. Johnson City Press file photo.

District Attorney General Tony Clark announced Tuesday he has decided not to try former Unicoi County sheriff Kent Harris on outstanding felony charges.

In a news release issued by Clark's office Tuesday, Clark said the decision was based on the outcomes of Harris' last three trials.

Harris' first trial on the charges of theft over $1,000 and criminal simulation ended in August 2012 when the jury in the case failed to reach a unanimous verdict.

Read more at the Johnson City Press.

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