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Director of Arkansas Department of Community Correction Retires

David Eberhard has more than 28 years of service in Arkansas state government.
LITTLE ROCK, AR - David Eberhard, Director of the Arkansas Department of Community Correction (DCC), has taken the necessary steps to retire effective today.

According to a news release, he informed the Chairman of the Board of Correction on June 21st of his intent to retire.

The agency has been under fire after the case of parolee Darrell Dennis came to light.

Dennis, who had repeated felony arrests, was arrested again on a murder charge two days after he was paroled.

Dennis is charged with murder in the shooting death of Forrest Abrams, 18, back in May.

Eberhard will retire with more than 28 years of service in Arkansas state government – having served as a judicial law clerk, an assistant attorney general, a deputy attorney general, as general counsel for the Arkansas Department of Community Correction and as Director of the DCC.

The Board of Correction has voted to make Department of Community Correction Official Sheila Sharp Interim Director of the DCC.

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