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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Reduced firearm charges for another career felon sends repeat offender back to prison for six years

A 26-year-ot Smith man who was released from prison in July then promptly rearrested because he had previous charges that he had never bonded out on was sentenced to six years in prison Wednesday in court proceedings in Sebastian County circuit court..Jacob Allen Josenberger, whose address was listed in the 1800 block of North 45th Terrace in Fort Smith, picked up the 72 months sentence in yet another plea deal in front of the Circuit Court.

The Sebastian County prosecutor's office elected to drop the more serious charge of simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms and cut Josenberger a further break by dropping a Class B felony, possession of firearms, to a Class D infraction to facilioate the plea deal.

It appears that Josenburger had been out on a $!2,500 legally sufficient bond pending his date in court on wednesday.

Josenberger was also sentenced to four years suspended imposition of sentence on top of the imposed prison stretch.. He was given jail time credit and will have to submit a DNA sample to the courts at the court's cost.

Jotenberger had also slipped through the fingers of real justice for a number of crimes he committed back in 2018. He was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance with purpose to deliver and felony fleeing at that time but walked out of jail a free man on October 15th of the same year when he was handed to lengthy suspended sentences on the drug charges and was sentenced to just 36 Days on the felony fleeing charge.

Sounds like the Independence County prosecutor at that time was as worthless as the one we currently have in Sebastian County.

In 2017 he was sentenced to 10 years in the Arkansas Department. He obviously got out in time from that charge, which was also out of Independence County, in time to commit the crimes that he was arrested for in 2018.

Seemingly, Josenberger started his undettered life of crime when he was 18 years old.

As of Friday afternoon, he remained in the custody of the Sebastian County Detention Center awaiting transfer for assignment in the Arkansas Department of Corrections.

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