Saturday, November 6, 1999
Harmon friend to be released from sentence
Gov. Mike Huckabee on Friday commuted the sentence of Sharlene
Wilson, 45, former girlfriend of ex-prosecutor Dan Harmon.
Wilson's 31-year sentence for two counts of delivery of a
controlled substance was shortened to the time she already has
Wilson was arrested in Hot Spring County in 1992 while
Harmon was prosecutor for the 7th Judicial District, which
included Saline, Grant and Hot Spring counties. Wilson was
convicted in 1993.
In announcing the commutation, Huckabee said law enforcement
officials of the district did not object.
Harmon was convicted by a federal court jury in Little Rock
in 1997 of five of 11 felony charges of racketeering, extortion
and drug conspiracy.
In 1993, Wilson told Saline County Sheriff Judy Pridgen that
Harmon was one of several men involved in the deaths of two
Saline County teen-agers who were found dead on railroad tracks
in the county 10 years ago. No one has been charged in those
slayings. Wilson later recanted her statement.
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