Hearing halted in LR officer's sentencing phase

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    This is the 1/4 ounce of marijuana authorities found in Kevin Borrensen's vehicle. (Photo: Lonoke County Sheriff's Office)

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Prosecutors asked for a halt to a sentencing proceeding for a former Little Rock officer in a drug case after they accused him of lying while he testified.

    A Pulaski County judge granted the delay Friday and said he hoped that the proceeding for 46-year-old Mark Anthony Jones would wrap up sometime next week.

    Jones and another man were arrested in a sting last year in which they thought they were escorting a 1,000-pound marijuana shipment.

    The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (http://is.gd/AKR36p) Jones pleaded guilty to one drug charge in a deal in which six other counts were to be dismissed.

    Jones testified he helped with the shipment because a participant who turned out to be an informant owed him $6,000 from a comedy show Jones produced.

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