• Dennis McCaslin

Fort Smith man heading back to prison after negotiated guilty plea on drug charges




Anthony Brownotter

A Fort Smith man who was arrested in July of last year of in Sebastian County for Delivery of Meth or Cocaine totaling more than 12 grams will spend the next few years in custody the Arkansas Department of Corrections after a negotiated guilty plea this week.


Anthony Robert Brownnotter, 37, was sentenced to eight years in the ADC on two separate counts of the drug violations and also drew an additional 12-year suspended sentence in Sebastian County Circuit Court. Based on his plea, additional charges for Felony Petition to Revoke were dropped by the prosecuting attorney's office.


He will also be required to make monthly payments on fines once he is released from prison.


The Sebastian County sentence was set to run concurrent with any jail time he receives for March 18 drug violations he picked up across the river while out on bail. Brownotter faces two counts of Possession of Controlled Substance, one count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and one count of Obstructing Justice in Crawford County.


Brownotter has had several felony arrests since 2006, many of which were for similar drug charges. He also has convictions for Aggravated Assault, Criminal Mischief, Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Theft by Receiving, as well as a double-handful of Parole Revocations. He has been to prison several times in the past fifteen years.




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