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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Johnson County career felon headed to the Big House with ten year sentence for drug crimes

Chad Chrisman

A 43-year-old Hartman man was transferred to the Arkansas Department of Corrections as a habitual offender on drug charges after he violated his drug court sanctions and committed his nineteenth felony in eighteen years in a late December arrest for drug charges.

Chad Dean Chrisman, who had been in the Johnson County Detention Center since his late June sentencing on Possession with Purpose to Deliver Math/Cocaine charges, will find himself coming back to the area in the near future.

Chrisman still has pending felony cases on the books in Sebastian County for three counts of Breaking and Entering, two counts for Theft of Property, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia charges. That pushes his total felony count to 26 since 2003, which is as far back as Arkansas Court Connects shows his records.

However, his 2003 arrest for Residential Burglary and Theft of Property triggered a Revocation of Parole (which was later dismissed) and he was given a suspended sentence for those property crimes.

Since that arrest, Chrisman has faced court proceedings for for various counts of Residential Burglary, Theft of Property, Theft by Receiving, Breaking and Entering, Possession of both Controlled Substances and Paraphernalia, and Delivery of Meth or Cocaine

On his last trip to the ADC in 2016, he was sentenced to 36 months on seven different counts totaling 252 years, but each of the 36 counts were imposed currently. His probationary status on the ADC website shows 320 months of probation/SIS through his current cases.

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