Arkansas Correction Official Quits; Replacement Named

Jul 2, 2013

After naming a new director for one of its agencies, the Arkansas Board of Corrections has had to make a correction.

Sheila Sharp takes over the Department of Community Correction on an interim basis July 8.

When the board approved her appointment Monday, it inadvertently left the word "interim" off of a resolution. The board will meet by telephone in the coming days to consider a corrected motion.

Sharp will replace David Eberhard, who retired abruptly Monday. The agency has been under fire since it was disclosed that a Little Rock parolee remained free despite felony charges being filed against him after his 2008 release from prison.

The parolee was charged in May in the death of a Fayetteville man. Sharp has been a deputy director in the Correction Department.