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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Fort Smith habitual offender gets 20-years tacked on to exisiting sentences for drugs and firearms

Updated: Dec 30, 2022

A Fort Smith man wh0 has been arrested on fourteen felony counts since 2019 was sentenced to 20-years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections Wednesday after entering a guilty plea stemming from a July 2022 arrest on drug and firearms charges.

Antonio Rene. Estupinian, 22, whose last known address in Fort Smith was in the 1900 block of North L Street, entered a guilty plea for Trafficking in Methamphetamine and Felon in Possession of Firearm Charges in open court in Sebastian County Circuit Court.

He was assessed a total of 30-years in prison--20 on the "Y" felony and 10 on the "B" felony-- as well as receiving a total of 50 years of suspended sentences on the aggregate crimes.

All of the sentencing, which included habitual offender enhancements, was set to run concurrently.

Esputinian was a "return to testify" inmate having been transferred back to Sebastian County from the Barbara Ester Unit in Pine Bluff where he was sentenced to do the remainder of sentences from 202o after parole violations for three counts of p0ssession, two terroristic acts, and for furnishing prohibited items to a correctional facility.

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