Fort Smith career felon headed back to prison with additional time for March drug arrest
A Fort Smith man who was already in prison for previous drug convictions was returned to the Sebastian County Detention Center this week to stand trial in circuit court for charges he amassed while on parole earlier this year.
Christopher Demond Harvey was returned to face the court for a March 21 arrest on drug, paraphernalia and criminal impersonation charges which triggered a revocation on the 2017 arrest and sent him back to the North Central Unit at Calico Rock of the Arkansas Department of Corrections.
He was brought from Calico Rock to Fort Smith last Sunday as a return to testify inmate for Friday's court proceeding. Harvey entered into a plea deal which saw the Criminal Impersonation charge dropped but drew him three years with three years suspended on separate counts of Possession of Cocaine, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Harvey was originally arrested in September of 2017 along with a female co-defendant and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Paraphernalia and sentenced to 36-months in prison.
He was arrested again in 2019 and charged with Possessions with Purpose of Delivery Meth/Cocaine. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Meth/Cocaine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Heroin/Fentanyl but, inexplicably, those charges were all dropped.
Before his plea deal on Friday, Harvey was looking at at Parole Eligible date on October 29 of this year.