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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Career criminal earns extended stay in prison with 20-year breaking and entering sentence


A 45-year-old Fort Smith man will (hopefully) spend the better part of the next decade in prison after he was sentenced to the Arkansas department of corrections for 20-years with 20-years suspended in Sebastian County Circuit Court proceedings last week.


.Rodefer was before the court on a breaking and entering charge and was charged as a habitual offender. He then pled guilty as charged and received his sentence which is to run concurrent with each other.


The sentences were also set to run concurrent with any existing jail time. He's required to submit a DNA sample to the court and his driver's license will be suspended for six months once he is released from prison.

According to information posted on the Sebastian County Detention Center site, Neil C Rodefer of Fort Smith, has been arrested on 14 different occasions since 2014 and is a mass a long and varied criminal record dating back over the past 9 years Over the years he has been jailed and convicted on possession of controlled substances, possession of paraphernalia, several citations for contempt for failure to pay fines, absconding, leaving the scene of an accident, as well as various other misdemeanor charges. Rodefer remains jailed in the Sebastian County Detention Center awaiting assessment and transfer to an ADC facility.






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