Inmate could soon be released 2 years after wife’s lie

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Nashville man in prison on false allegations that led to his revoked parole two years ago is a step closer to being released.

The Tennessean reports ( that Polk and Tennessee Board of Parole hearing officer Lana Hardin recommended Thursday that Robert E. Polk should be released from the Northwest Correctional Complex in Tiptonville.

Now, three members of the seven-person Tennessee Board of Parole must also agree with Hardin before Polk can be let go. That vote could take days or weeks.

Polk’s parole in a drug case was revoked after his wife claimed she threatened him with a gun in 2014.

Assistant District Attorney General Vince Wyatt informed the parole board in September that Polk’s wife had been convicted of perjury and admitted she made up the incident.