• Dennis McCaslin

One plea on several crimes sends Fort Smith man to Arkansas Department of Corrections for six years

James Quick

A 42-year-old Fort Smith avoided some extra time in prison when the Sebastian County Prosecutor's Office declined to follow through on a teased habitual offender designation and worked a plea deal on several felony charges on Thursday.

James Christopher Quick had arrests in February and May for Residential, Attempted Residential Burglary, Terroristic Threatening in the First Degree, and Possession of a Controlled Substance and Drug Paraphernalia charges, which also triggered a Petition to Revoke for a 2016 Aggravated Assault conviction.

The habitual offender plus-four years option was taken off the table as part of a plea deal on the 2021 charges, netting Quick six years total time with fourteen years suspended on all counts. The petition to revoke was also withdrawn by the county.

Quick must make fines and fees payments at $60 per month starting ninety days after his prison release and was also ordered to have no contact with his victim.

He also received credit for time served.

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