• Dennis McCaslin

Huntington habitual criminal with six felony drug arrests in nine years headed back to prison

Wesley Don Cumbie

A fifty-year-old Huntington man charged last week as a habitual offender in Sebastian County Circuit Court received five years in prison with ten years suspended last week after a guilty plea to felony drug charges.

Wesley Don Cumbie, who had been in the wrong side of six felony drug arrests in the past nine years, picked up his latest charges in June when he was hit with Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia charges by the Sebastian County Sheriff's Office.

Cumbie, a frequent flier in local drug ranks, avoided a prison sentence in 2012 after an arrest on three drug-related charges which also saw a felony petition to revoke. In 2014 he got popped on similar charges after a January arrest and was once again given a 60 month suspended sentence on all counts.

Unbelievably in 2016 at age 45, he was arrested with a female co-conspirator and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance - Meth Heroin and received another 100 month suspended sentence and had revocation dismissed one more time.

January of 2020 Cumbie was finally to 36 and 84 month sentences to run concurrently, but he was back out of prison in time to get arrested on May 17 of this year.

How a guy sentenced to eight years gets out in sixteen months is above my pay grade, but he's not the first and won't be the last.

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