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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Fort Smith multip[e-time felon plea deal nets six years in Arkansas Department of Corrections

A 26 year-old Fort Smith man was sentenced to what was essentially a six-year prison stretch in Sebastian County Circuit Court on Wednesday on a number of felony convictions in a plea deal.

Dustin Lee Cogburn was arrested on January 21 of this year for Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Theft of Property as well as a parole violation. In February, an additional charge of Theft of Property and a Petition to Revoke was added to his rap sheet.

In the Wednesday court proceeding on Wednesday, Cogburn entered a guilty plea and drew sentences of six years imposed with four years suspended on three counts as well as a one-year term on two of the lesser counts. All sentences were set to run concurrently and can be served in a regional corrections facility.

Dating back to 2017, Cogburn has been arrested over a dozen times on a myriad of charges. He was sentenced on Wednesday as a habitual offender.

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