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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Drugs, firearms violations add up to 35-year imposed term for Fort Smith habitual offender

A Fort Smith man with a long and continuing history of drug arrest and convictions will spend the better part of the next decade behind bars after a plea deal in Sebastian County Circuit Court on Wednesday landed him with a 35-year prison sentence.

Court records indicate that Logan Jacob Tibbitts, 27, agreed to the plea deal in open court on amended charges that involving robbery, possession of drugs and firearms, possession of methamphetamine with a purpose to deliver, and possession of firearms by certain persons.

Tibbits, who had been in the Sebastian County Adult Detention center since his arrest on April 5 of this year, was sentenced as an habitual offender in the cases. The crimes for which he was arrested on April 5 also triggered a parole violation and a petition to revoke his parole. In addition to then35-year imposed sentence, Tibbitts was also given 45-years suspended for his crimes.

Tibbetts has been a frequent guest of the Sebastian County Adult detention center over the past several years. He was arrested back in 2019 for methamphetamine charges in a round of criminality that also included petition to revoke and failure to appear counts. Earlier the same year he was arrested for possession of controlled substances and maintaining a drug premises for drug activities.

In 2018 Tiibbitts was arrested and charged with nine counts, seven of those being felonies, involving either drug use or firearms.

Tibbitts will remain in custody of the SCADC until he is transferred to the Arkansas Department of Corrections for his facility assignment.

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