• Dennis McCaslin

Reduced charges in residential burglary sends Fort Smith man to prison for breaking and entering

A breaking and entering conviction coupled with a felony failure to appear combined to send a Fort Smith to prison for three years on two separate counts, according to information from Sebastian County Circuit Court.

Quian Jackson of Fort Smith was originally charged with Class B Residential Burglary way back in August if 2019, and it appears the case had gone inactive for some reason after it was initially filed in April of last year.

An arrest for Aggravated Assault and Third Degree Battery that stemmed from a violation of a no-contact order seemingly triggered a reactivation of that case.

A Failure to Appear warrant was issued for Jackson on October 29 of last year and on November 27 officers with the Fort Smuth Police Department made contact with an uncooperative Jackson, resulting misdemeanor Fleeing and Obstruction of Justice charges.

As part of the plea dead, the Residential Burglary was pared down to Breaking and Entering, a Class D Felony. Jackson drew three years with three suspended on both the Class D felony and the Failure to Appear warrant with a one year sentence in the county jail on the misdemeanor charges.

Jackson has remained behind bars since his November arrest and will be given credit for time served with all of the sentences set to run concurrently.

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