Friday, August 03, 2012
Retrial Scheduled for Kent Harris Theft Case
Former Unicoi County Sheriff Kent Harris was one vote away from beating theft charges. Jurors say there was one hold out guilty vote that forced a mistrial. Harris was charged with Criminal Simulation and Theft over $1,000 after being accused of purchasing two vehicles with money from the county drug fund. The former sheriff will be retried on the same charges on December 10th. He still faces several other charges including official misconduct, tampering with evidence, and attempted aggravated assault.