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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Altus man notches nine years in prison on possession of methamphetamine charge from August, 2022

A 28-year-old Altus man will do prison time for the first time in a long time after compiling four felonies since 2018, according to information from Arkansas Court Connect.

Matthew Keaton Chancey, who has been in the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center on ano bond hold since his last arrest in August of 2022, was sentenced to nine years with an additional 20 years suspended on one count of possession of methamphetamine. The sentence in Sebastian County Circuit Court also carried a four year enhancement as a habitual offender for the Franklin County man.

Chancey was arrested by the Fort Smith Police Department on August 10, 2022 and charged with possession of a controlled substance, petition to revoke, and failure to appear on a class B misdemeanor.

Chancey has been arrested several times in the past on various charges, including a 2018 arrest in Sebastian County for felony possession of drug paraphernalia, 2020 charges in Benton County for Class C felony forgery, and a case in Washington County from May 2021 for false imprisonment domestic battery terroristic threatening and endangering the welfare of a minor.

The Washington County case remains on the books as an active and open case.

By entering into the plea agreement on Wednesday, Chancey avoided a charge on felony petition to revoke.

Chancey will remain housed in the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center until he s transfered to the Arkansas department of corrections.

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