SEARCY, AR (KAIT) - A prosecutor in White County is wanting to know why a woman convicted of lying to protect her boyfriend in the beating death of Malik Drummond was released early from prison.
Rebecca McCoy said Monday that she is asking questions about the release of Lesley Sue Marcotte. Marcotte was released last week after serving just four months of a 10-year prison sentence, with Marcotte scheduled to serve at least 20 months.
The Arkansas Department of Correction released Marcotte to the Arkansas Community Correction, and from there- ACC released Marcotte on parole to a Springdale, Arkansas address.
McCoy said Marcotte participated in a boot camp, which upon completion comes immediate release.
But no one can answer McCoy's question on WHY Marcotte was accepted into the bootcamp program to begin with.
She says the program is for non-violent offenders.
She, nor Malik's family, had the opportunity to object Marcotte's release- which has left the community and law enforcement frustrated.
"The sentence we gave her, we believe was appropriate because we expected she would be incarcerated for over a year and whenever she's not we're all asking the Department of Corrections.. What happened?," McCoy said.
McCoy is working to clarify those answers..
She says Marcotte is in the under ACC's supervision, and any violations of her parole are again in the laps of the people who let her go..
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