• Dennis McCaslin

Fort Smith woman free less than two-and-a-half months back in SCDC


A Fort Smith woman checked into the Sebastian County Detention Center for the fourth time in less than fourteen months on Monday after a 10:12 a.m. arrest for choking a Household or Family member, a Class D felony.

Taneria Shavone Whitfield of Fort Smith, who was arrested on Christmas Day of 2019 on a myriad of felony and misdemeanor charges and was released from custody on March 18 after serving part of a 90-day sentence, found herself back behind bars on the new charge on Monday.


The 2019 Christmas arrest saw her initially charged with a Petition to Revoke and Petition to Revoke Bond, Assault in the 2nd Degree, Violation of a No-Contact Order, Residential Burglary, as a hold to Assist an Outside Agency, Harassment Catch All, Battery in the Third Degree and two Contempt and Failure to Appear charges.


She was initially held on $58,500 in various bonds, including a $50,000 cash bond hold.

She also had two other arrests for misdemeanor charges in 2019 prior to the Christmas Day incarceration. Looking back to 2017, she also had a felony Aggravated Assualt and Leaving the Scene of an Accident charge that led to a Parole Revocation. She was arrested a second time in 2017 on an Aggravated Assault Charge in November.


Whitfield is due in court on June 4 at 1:30 p.m. to answer to the latest charge.






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