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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Man with multiple felony drug convictions facing revocation for parole violation

A Fort Smith man with multiple drug-related convictions in the past several years finds himself back behind bars possibly facing some serious prison time for Revocation of Parole for a Parole Violation, but that hasn't always been the case in the past.

Jake Ryan Chidress faces eight Felony counts as well as the possible revocation stemming from a March arrest for drug possession, maintaining a drug premises and to counts of endangering the welfare of a minor.

He was also convicted of drug related crimes in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and received suspended imposition of sentence in each case. In the 2016 trial, he was tried with two co-defendants, both who served prison time.

In October of 2017 he was finally sentenced to prison, earning a 48 month stretch with an additional 24 months suspended on drug-related crimes.

He was back on the streets by June of 2018 when he was arrested once again for thee current crop of felonies he is facing in a June 1 hearing.

Childress avoided revocation of probation at least four times as well as the suspended imposition of sentences.

He remains jailed in the Sebastian County Detention Center on three no-bond holds as well as $10,600 in additional bails and bonds.

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