• Dennis McCaslin

Fort Smith murder suspect already senteced to six years for being a felon in possession of a firearm


A Fort Smith murder suspect was in ciruit court in Sebastian County last week and entered a guilty plea to one count of being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm which resulted in a sentence of six years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections being added to any time received in pending trials.


Christopher Lee Stowell, 37, pleaded no contest to the charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and other charges of Felony Petition to Revoke were dropped by the prosecution.


Stowell, a suspect in the September 14, 2020 murder of 39-year-old Daniel Ahumada, remains jailed in the Sebastian County Detention Center facing one count each of Murder in the Second Degree ("A" Felony), Felon in Possession of a Firearm ("B" Felony), and Habitual Offender. He is also charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm ("B" Felony) and Habitual Offender for incidents dated September 22.


He is being on a $250,000 legally sufficent and cash bond on this e charges.


The second set of charges coincide with the day Stwell was arrested in Fort Smith by the US Marshal Service. He is also being held on a no-bond hold on a writ for the US Marshal service as a Felon in Possession of a Firearm in addition to his local charges


He is due in court in May on the federal charghes accourding to the clerks office of the US District Court of the Western District of Fort Smith.






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