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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Possession with purpose to deliver charges sends Fort Smith man to prison for eight years

A thirty-five year-old man who been the subject of a petition to revoke warrant since he was released from jail last October was sentenced to eight years imposed with an additional 22- years suspended in Sebastian County Circuit Court proceedings on Friday.

According to information from Sebastian County Circuit Court,, Martyne Rafiel Ramone Page, whose address with the court was listed in 2400 block of South 50th Street in Fort Smith, took a plea deal on Friday to drug-related charges stemming from an August 2022 arrest.

After that arrest by the Fort Smith Police department and the Sebastian County Sheriff's Office on August 18, 2022 Page was charged with two counts of possession of controlled substances with purpose deliver and felony fleeing by vehicle. He also was charged with misdemeanor fleeing on foot in that case.

In court proceedings on Friday, Page appeared with deputy prosecuting defender Seane Fry who announced the state had decided to not prosecute the fleeing on foot charge. At that time Paige pled guilty and was given his imposed sentence. He was actually given eight years imposed and 22 years suspended on each count but the court pronounced those sentences to run concurrentlly.

The petition to revoke charge was also withdrawn as part of the plea deal.

Page was released from the SCADC on August 24, 2022 after serving six days in jail. His parole violation was dropped at that time but he was arrested again just a little under a month later on the felony petition to revoke. Once again, he was released on the same day he was arrested and has been a free man until his court date on Friday.

Page remains in the custody of the Sebastian County adult detention center awaiting assignment and transfer into the Arkansas department of corrections.

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