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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Fort Smith man with consistent criminal past sentenced to six years in Arkansas Dept. of Corrections

A 22-year-old Fort Smith man was sentenced to six years in prison Wednesday in Sebastian County Circuit Court after he entered a guilty plea on a pair of felony charges.

Patrick M.. Albertson, whose most recent address with the courts was listed in the 800 Block of North K Street in Fort Smith, was arrested on September 22 of last year and has remained in custody of Sebastian County Detention center awaiting trial.

In court on Wednesday, Albertson pled guilty to a battery charge with a weapon and a felony failure to appear count.. He was given a six-year imposed sentence with an additional four years suspended. He was compelled to give a DNA sample to the court and will have to pay back restitution to his victim at $60 per month after his eventual release.

He was given credit for time served and was banned from having any future contact with his victims.

Those arrest and charges are just a few of the numerous counts that have been leveled against Albertson in the past few years.

Stretching all the way back to May of 2019, Albertson has arrests for terroristic threatening in the first degree, aggravated arm robbery, unlawful transfer of stolen property to a pawn shop or pawnbroker, forgery in the second degree, aggravated armed robbery, theft by receiving, and obstructing governmental operations. He is also amassed a large number of contempt charges, both for disobedience and behavior in the courtroom as well as for failure to pay fines.

Albertson remains in the custody of the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center awaiting his transferred to the Arkansas Department of Corrections.

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