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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Greenwood habitual offender slapped with seven years for felony fleeing, criminal mischief

A 40-year-old Greenwood man who was tagged as a habitual fender and Sebastian County Circuit Court was sentenced to seven years in the Arkansas Department of corrections on a pair of felony charges after a plea deal on Wednesday.

Christopher Lee McNees, whose latest address listed with the court was in the 4200 block of West Highway 10 in Greenwood was on the docket Wednesday facing felony fleeing in a vehicle and criminal mischief in the second-degree charges stemming from a January 17 arrest from this year.

McNees was handed an enhanced sentence for the habitual criminal status and pled guilty as charged. He was sentenced to seven -years in the ADC with an additional eight years suspended. He was also ordered to pay restitution at $60 a month starting within thirty days after his release from prison

He's also facing a petition to remote charge but that was withdrawn once he enter into to the plea agreement.

McNees has had several arrest over the years dating back to the middle of the last decade. He had a series of drug related arrest back in 2017 for which he received 72 months pro probation. As of 3:30 on Thursday McNees remained in the custody of the Sebastian County Adult Detention center the waiting transfer to the ADC.

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