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Forgery, drug and paraphernalia possession results in long sentence for Fort Smith repeat offender

Brian Phillip Hume

Drug related crimes and forgery sent a career Fort Smith criminal to prison for eight years after a video plea in Sebastian County Circuit Court on Wednesday morning.

Brian Phillip Hume, who has been a thorn in the side of law enforcement officials in both Crawford and Sebastian County for over decades drew two eight years sentences and three six year terms, all of to be served concurrently, on felony drug and forgery charges from three arrests in 2021. He also received almost 30 years in total suspended sentences for the latest cavalcade of criminality.

Since 2001, Hume has been given 492 months of imposed concurrent sentences and 252 months of suspended impositions but has never served five years consecutively before committing yet another crime. In that time, he has been convicted of over a dozen and a half felonies and misdemeanors.

In addition to at least eight drug or paraphernalia convictions, Hume's has theft of property, theft by receiving, breaking nd entering, failure to appears, revocations, criminal mischief, criminal trespassing and contributing to the delinquency of a minor arrests and convictions in that time span.

Habitual offender status was not approved, according to the plea deal information.

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