Johnson County Deputy Found Guilty of Perjury

Posted on: 9:12 am, December 23, 2013, by , updated on: 09:55pm, December 23, 2013

A Johnson County Sheriff’s deputy was convicted of perjury for lying to a judge.

Glenda Morrison was found guilty Friday (Dec. 20) and sentenced to one year probation.

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

Morrison was serving as a bailiff during the first degree murder trial of Tommy Bowden, according to court documents. On Oct. 15, Prosecuting Attorney David Gibbons informed Judge William Pearson he had information that Morrison directly addressed the jurors about ‘Bowden’s out of court behavior and certain security arrangements which were in place to protect the jurors’ from the man, court documents state.

Morrison claimed under oath she did not have direct communication with the jurors.

Morrison is the wife of Johnson County Sheriff Jimmy Dorney. He was unavailable for comment.

9 comments

  • Kevin says:

    Whats the big deal. Obama does this everyday

  • James says:

    Hey stupid, every politician lies including Republicans.

  • JR Gibbs says:

    I just want law enforcement to be honest and to do the very best they can. As of late, it is one bad story after another about crooked cops in the viewing area. I know it is hurting good police. Somebody explain how the Johnson County Sheriff can employee his wife? Really? Is she still employed?

    • Mark Smith says:

      It’s called nepotism – a favorite practice in NW Arkansas which is another reflection of the ignorance in the area. Arkansas ranks 45th to 48th in the US in education. Crack a Book!

  • Bill Jones says:

    She was a Johnson County deputy before they got married.

    • Ryan Young says:

      If she was a deputy before they got married then she shouldn’t have been on when they got married. But to make matters worse, while this was under investigation, she was promoted. She was on paid admin leave and then brought back while felony charges were being sought. This whole department doesn’t sound right. Also, keep in mind this is the same sheriff that was in the news for porn stuff not to long ago. If someone looked into this place they would see many things wrong.

  • JR Gibbs says:

    So, she was a deputy before they married would mean the sheriff was dating his employees? Thanks.

    • Traveler says:

      Bet that county car was used for more than county business…probably used for some “frisky business” IMO

  • bobreal says:

    FINE BLUE LINE; STRIKE AGAIN

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