Non-prosecuted counts results in man facing multiple felonies netting only ten-year prison stay
A 59-year-old Fort Smith man who was facing five separate felony accounts was able to reduce his liability to just three counts during a plea deal in Circuit Court on Wednesday in Sebastian County. Charles Aron Brook Jr who was arrested on May 6th of last year for a terroristic act committed against a household member and for assault, also picked up other charges for possession of firearms by certain persons and for possession of a defaced firearm as well as a drug possession charge. In court on Wednesday as part of his plea deal agreement the state dropped the aggravated assault and possession of marijuana charges, leaving him to be sentenced on the other three counts. Brooks picked up a 15-year imposed sentence with an additional ten years suspended on the other counts. The court also added six-years for possession of the defaced firearm. He was also handed afive -year sentence for the terroristic act with an additional 15 years suspended. In total, Brooks was sentenced to 21 years but all the sentences were set to run concurrently with each other meaning his parole eligibility will be based upon the 10-year sentence. In addition to the prison time, Brooks was given jail time credit and has to provide a DNA sample to the court. He was also ordered to have no contact with his victims.
As of 5:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon Brooks awaited transfer to the ADC at the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center.