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Plea deal in Crawford County fentanyl-related homicide sends Mountainburg woman to ADC for 40-years


A Mountainburg woman who was already in the custody of the Arkansas Department of Corrections has entered a guilty plea to Second Degree Murder charges in the Crawford County Circuit Court, stemming from the 2021 fentanyl-related death of 27-year-old Johnny Humphrey in Mulberry.


Autumn Louise Polly, who had to be returned from the McPherson Unit in Newport for the proceedings, was handed a 40-year sentence in the case. She entered the plea of guilty after law enforcement determined Polly had given Humphrey a "pressed fentanyl" pill the night of his death.


A source close to the family provided Today in Fort Smith with a screenshot of a text Polly sent to a contact shortly after Humphrey's death was announced.


Johnny Humphrey

In that text, Polly was asked by a second party "bro what happened to Johnny" to which she indicated she got Humphrey some "pressed fentanyl" on the Saturday before his death and that he had left her house at about 3am on the morning before his death.


She then said she "got the call" about his death the following Monday morning.


According to information from the Arkansas Department of Corrections, Polly, 24, had previously served time in ADC for Theft by Receiving a conviction in 2018.


Since 2017, she has also been charged with Arson in a case that wasn't prosecuted as well as at least two drug-related arrests for Possession of a Controlled Substance and delivery of fentanyl.


Due to the number of felonies on her record, she was also charged as a habitual offender.








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