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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Man with long-standing criminal history in Sebastian County sent to ADC for 15-year stretch

A 47-year-old Fort Smith man, who has been a thorn in the side of local law enforcement officials since at least 2010, was sentenced to 15 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections with an additional 15 years suspended in Sebastian County Circuit Court proceedings last week.

Johnny Quoc Hoang, who has amassed a large dossier of arrest and convictions over the past 13 years, was in court on Wednesday facing possession of methamphetamine with a purpose to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia charges as well as two failure to appear warrants.

Hoang took a plea deal in open court after prosecutors announced amended charges to include the basic habitual offender enhancement of four plus years. He has been in the SCADC since December 8 pf last year and was given credit for time served.

Hoang also has an ICE hold that could result in deportation once he is released from prison.

Hoang, whose listed address with the court system is in the 2400 block of North 56th Lane in Fort Smith, was arrested for felony theft by receiving in June of 2010 and sentenced to 48 months of pro probation at that time. Since that conviction he has been in and out of jail and off and on parole at least a half dozen times, and has been convicted of a wide variety of crimes.

He has had convictions for domestic battery, furnishing possessing or using/delivering prohibited articles, possession of drug paraphernalia, residential burglary, and possession with purpose to deliver meth/cocaine or heroin. The bulk of his crimes have been committed in Sebastian County.

Hoang remains jailed in the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center awaiting transfer to the Arkansas prison system.

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