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Felony charges results in eight-year prison sentence for Fort Smith resident

A 34-year-old Fort Smith man was sentenced last week to eight years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections with seven years suspended for a series of felony violations dating back to 2020.

Michael Louis Brown , whose posted residence was in a Massard Road apartment complex, was found guilt on al counts in open court of Thursday for Residential Burglary. Aggravated Assault on a Family or Household Member-Choke, and Third Degree Domestic Battery in the Third Degree, all committed in May of 202o.

Brown was also arrested on a Felony Failure to Appear charge in November 2021.

He was given the eight years with seven suspended n counts 1 and 2 and a year in the Sebastian County Detention Center on the domestic battery charge, with all sentences set to run concurrently.. The nature and convictions for previous crimes of the crime saw his sentencing enhanced for being a habitual offender.

Brown was also ordered to have no future contact with the victims of his assault and battery crimes and given jailtime credit from his arrest in November of 2021

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