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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Domestic battery on pregnant woman sends repeat offender to state prison with six-year sentence

A Fort Smith resident who charted three Domestic Battery in the Third-Degree charges since February of 2020 was sentenced to six years in prison after his latest escapade saw him apparently beat a pregnant woman back in May.

According to information obtained from the Sebastian County Circuit Court, 24-year-old Victor Sanchez, who lives in the 4800 block of Claredon Avenue in Fort Smith, received the sentence in open court Wednesday after entering a plea deal.

Appearing with Deputy Public defender Matt Davis, Sanchez was sentenced to six ears on each charge he was facing and they were all set to run concurrently with existing sentences stemming from an earlier escape conviction.

He was ordered to have no contact with his victim and was required to give the court of DNA sample.

As stated earlier, the May arrest was the third for the same crime in just a little more than two years for Sanchez.

Sanchez was jailed after an arrest in August of last year for Failure to Appear on Class C Felony charges which invoked a petition to revoke. On May 7 he was jailed just before 8:00 p.m. and charged with Domestic Battery in the Second Degree (Purposely0 after an attack on a pregnant woman.

He had previously been arrested for Domestic Battery in the Third Degree on August 6 of last year and February 20, 2021 according to court records. Stemming from that 2021 arrest, he was also charged with two counts of Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, attempted Third Degree Escape, and Escape on February 20, 2021.

He was given 72 months in prison on May 11th. The new sentence will run concurrently with that six-year term.

Sanchez remains on the Sebastian County Waiting List pending his transfer to the ADC.

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