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Career criminal with prior drug convictions draws 25-year stretch for delivery of methamphetamine

Dennis Dewayne Jones

A career criminal sentenced to prison for at least ten years three times since 1990 finds himself headed up the river once more after a plea deal Wednesday in Sebastian County Circuit Court.

According to information from the court, Dennis Dewayne Jones, 59, of Fort Smith entered a guilty plea of one count of Delivery of Methamphetamine stemming from a May 5 arrest that also triggered a parole violation and a felony petition to revoke. He was sentenced to 25 years with an additional 15 years suspended.

Previously, Jones was sentenced to 120 months after an arrest for a 1990 escape, ten more years in 2007 on Manufacturing, Delivery and Possession of Controlled Substance and Paraphernalia, and fifteen years on other drug-related charges in 2011. Those three convictions were followed up by more criminal activity within a few mon this of his being released from prison.

He had convictions prior to 1990, but those have aged out of the public portion of Arkansas Court Connect.

Already under a conviction in Crawford Count, his sentence from Wednesday was termed to run concurrently with his current prison stretch. Based on the plea deal, his petition to revoke charges were withdrawn.

Jones awaits placement and transfer into the Arkansas Department of Corrections at the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center.

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