• Dennis McCaslin

Gassville man faces fifth felony charges since 2014 in Franklin County

A Franklin County man who is familiar with the interior of the Fourth Cicuit, Division I court room in Ozark will be spending a little more time there after his arrest this week on five drug related charges.

Logan Rucinski, 23, of Gassville, was booked into the Franklin County Detention Center Monday just after 11 a.m. and charged with two counts of possession of schedule IV OR V (less than 28 grams), possession of meth or cocaine with intent to deliver, (greater than 2 GM but less than 10 GM) and possession of schedule drugs along with a misdemeanor failure to appear registration.

The arrest on Monday marks the fifth time Runcinski has faced felony charges in the Franklin county court.

Rucinski was arrested for forgery and misdemeanor counts of theft of property and fraudulent use of a credit card in 2014 with all three charges eventually transferred to drug court. In October of the same year, he was sentenced to 36 months in the Arkansas Department of Corrections for theft of property between $5000-$25,000 after waiving his right to a jury trial.

An additional 12 months was handed to Rucinski on May 11, 2016 on a felony failure to appear charge, and in April of this year he entered a guilty plea to possesion of firearms by certain persons (a felon) and was given 24 months and a suspended 36-month sentence in that case. A theft of firearms charge was dismissed at that time as well.

In all since his 2014 theft of property arrest, Rucinski has been sentenced to a total of 108 months in the ADC with 36 months of those sentences suspended in the revolving door criminal justice system

Rucinski remained jailed in Franklin County as of 11 a.m. Wednesday morning. No bobd information was available.