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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Felon back behind bars on assault charge after a few months of freedom

Updated: Apr 22, 2020

A Fort Smith convicted felon who was sent into the Arkansas Department of Corrections 2019 after parole violations found himself back in hot water with law enforcement after an arrest Tuesday for Aggravated Assault on a Family or Household member.

The latest arrest for Zachary Edward Warford comes on the heels of another arrest just over a month ago for Terroristic Threatening in the First Degree, Aggravated Assault on a Family or Household Member - Choke , Resisting Arrest Misdemeanor, and as a Fugitive From Justice From Another State. Those charges triggered a Parole Violation, but Warford was released on bail less than a day and a half after that March 20 arrest.

The original charges in 2019 were for similar violations. Warford was arrested and sentenced to 12 months in the ADC with 60 months suspended on two counts of Felony Domestic Battery for a late December, 2018 attack on his partner. He entered a guilty plea on a plea bargain in February of 2019 and returned to Sebastian County twice to testify in March and April.

These is no indication how long Warford was out of prison following that conviction before his arrest on Tuesday.

Warford is on a no-bond hold and has his first court date set to may 18.

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