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Career felon gets seventeen years with thirteen suspended for month-long crime spree


A Fort Smith felon who went to jail on a 20 year sentence with another ten years suspended in 2015 must of done a good job on good behavior, because he was back out of prison by December of 2020.


After serving less than five years of that sentence, Bobby Joel Gann started committing a series of new crimes late last year that will have him showering communally again in the near future.


Gann earned himself seventeen years with thirteen suspended on Possession of Methamphetamine and fifteen years for three counts of Theft by Receiving and one count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was sentenced Friday in a plea agreement in Sebastian County- Curcuit Court.


The court threw in an extra four years as a habitual offender for good measure. He will have to pay a boatload of restitution and court costs at $60 a month if and when he gets out of prison.


All those crimes were committed in Sebastian County between December 17, 2020 and January 6, 2021, and Gann, 39, still faces more drug charges stemming from a January 6 arrest with a co-defendant on more drug and paraphernalia and credit card shenanigans.


From information on Arkansas Court Connect, it appears Gan had been drugging, thugging, and defrauding folks in Pope , Faulkner and Sebastian County on a steady basis since at least 2006.




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