Legislative Committee Wants More Information About Parolee

Jul 11, 2013

Mug shot of Darrell Dennis.
Credit Pulaski County Sheriff's Office

A legislative committee has approved a proposal to seek a court order for information about the case of a parolee charged with murder in Little Rock.

The Joint Performance Review Committee on Thursday noted that the Department of Community Correction says the law doesn't allow it to hand over the full file on Darrell Dennis and his arrests.

Dennis was arrested 14 times since being released on parole in 2008 and is charged in the May shooting death of a Fayetteville teenager.

Some legislators said they didn't want to endanger the case. But Prosecutor Cody Hiland of Conway said releasing the information would not likely corrupt a jury pool.

Interim DOC Director Sheila Sharp told legislators that she is eager to work with them to make changes to the system.