BENTONVILLE, Ark. — A Benton County prosecutor says no charges will be filed against a former county deputy who was arrested in July on a sexual assault warrant.

Police arrested 52-year-old Richard Kevin Harrison after a woman reported she awoke one morning to find Harrison naked and touching her inappropriately.

Prosecutor Nathan Smith told the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that the woman wanted to dismiss the case because she did not want to go through a trial.

Defense attorney Ed McClure said he’s happy the prosecutor did “the right thing” in dismissing the case.

Harrison was fired as a Benton County deputy following his arrest.


Information from: Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.nwaonline.com

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