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Habtual offender status adds six years to Fort Smith felons prison stint


A September arrest on meth and paraphernalia charges coupled with a Failure to Appear arrest in early April was enough to get a habitual offender sent away to prison for an extended length of time after a megoitated plea deal Wednesday in Sebastian County Circuit Court.

Forty-three year-old Sheldon Orlando Bambury, who has criminal convictions dating back a decade and a half in Sebastian and Washington counties, earned a two year sentence on the drug charges with six additional years added as a habitual offender.

He also received an additional nine years of suspended sentences.

Bambury has had at least five felony cponvictions on plea deals since 2004, including stints for possessions of drugs and paraphenalia, and terroristic threatening. Two of his victions included co-cponspirators including two women and one man.

Bambury awaits transfer to the Arkansas Deprtment of Corrections in the SCDC.

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