• Dennis McCaslin

Barling man faces lengthy prison stay on domestic battery conviction

A Sebastian County man worked a negotiated plea in January on Domestic Battery and Terroristic charges and is in the Sebastian County Detention Center awaiting a transfer to the Arkansas Department of Corrections after his sentencing on the felony counts.

Daniel James Wood, 37, was sentenced to one term of 120 months on the First Degree Battery charge and a second term of 72 months on Terroristic charges after an incident that occurred in Barling in late November of 2020. He was also given a 120 months suspended imposition of sentence on a First Degree Domestic Battery charge.

According to court records, the victim was under the age of 12 or over the age of 60.

The sentences are set to run concurrently.

Wood was booked in the SCDC on November 21, 2020 just after 9:30 p.m. and charged with the battery, terroristic threatening, criminal mischief and contempt as well as misdemeanor petition to9 revoke. He entered his negotiated plea on January 15 of this year and has remained jailed since that time.

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