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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Felony conviction lands habitual offender in prison for extended stay

Labeled an habitual offender after amassing eight felony convictions in a little over five years, a Fort Smith felon who was already in prison poulled down another seven year sentence from the Sebastiasn County Circuit Court.

Darin Dwain Jones, 33, entered a negotiated plea on a Possession of Methamphetamine. In addition to the seven year imposed sentence, Jones picked up thirteen additional years of suspended sentences.

Jones had been returned from the Arkansas Department of Corrections to the Sebastian County Detention Center on April 19.

Jones has been a frequent court and jail visitor since June of 2008, with the bulk of his arrest and convictions coming from Benton, Washington and Madison counties before his 2020 arrest in Sebastian County on the methamphetamine charges.

While the bulk of Jones' arrest have been drug related, he also had convictions for breaking and entering, theft of peoperty and felony failure to appear over the past decade and a half.

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