Nashville man released 2 years after wife’s false allegation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Nashville man has been released from prison, more than two years after his wife lied about him threatening her.

The Tennessean reports 33-year-old Robert E. Polk was released from a Tiptonville prison on Nov. 23, six days after the state’s parole board agreed to reinstate his parole.

Polk’s parole in a drug case was revoked in 2014 after his wife claimed she threatened him with a gun.

Assistant District Attorney General Vince Wyatt told the parole board in September that Polk’s wife admitted she made up the incident.

She has been convicted of perjury.

Polk’s return to prison cost Tennessee taxpayers more than $54,000, and cost Polk his job doing electrical work and separated him from his children.

He is now visiting staffing agencies to find work.

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Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com

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12/12/2016 1:38:45 PM (GMT -5:00)

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