Charges upgraded on woman who killed man she thought stole her cell phone
The woman who stands accused of Murder in the January 7 shooting death of 37-year-old Joshua Flanagan has a felony arrest and conviction on her record from February 2016 for Theft by Receiving/Credit or Debit Card, pending litigation in Crawford County for leaving the scene of an accident, careless driving and failure to appear as well as two recent DWI arrests in Sebastian County.
Kelsey Dampier (aka Kelsey Stafford) was given a 60 month sentence with suspended imposition of that sentence for the 2016 Theft by Receiving charge and serve no time other than local incarceration prior to her release on bail.
Her charges were updated on Friday. In addition to the First Degree Murder and Reckless Burning original charges, officials added a Contempt charge for failure to pay fines on a previous offense and a Felony Petition to Revoke to her booking sheet based on the previous felony conviction.
She is also being held on a Misdemeanor Assist for an Outside Agency.