Sebastian County jury says Bokoshe man guilty on three of four felony charges
A twenty-eight year old Bokoshe man was convicted of three felonies in Sebastian County Circuit Court on Tuesday in a jury trial and sentenced to ten years "total time" in prison on Simultaneously Possessing Drugs and Firearms, Possession of Schedule VI Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia charges,
Zachary Gene Still picked up ten years for the firearms violation and three years on each of the other two felonies, but the jury did not recommended consecutive sentence. Still was also found not guilty on the charge of Maintaining a Drug Premises..
The verdict came after almost a year and a half after the January 8 arrest by the Sebastian County Sheriff Office,
The drug charges came after police investigated the death of Richard Flanagan, who police say was killed in during a robbery for drug money in the residence in the 3000 block of Bluff Avenue. Still consented to a search and police located the contraband at that time that led to the drug charges he faced last week in court.
No charges were filed against Still in the death after an investigation Police were told an "unknown man" had entered the residence at 3009 Bluff Avenue brandishing a small handgun and making demands for "dope". The initial 911 call was reporting a home invasion. The intruder, later identified as Flanagan, was stabbed by another person inside the residence.
Still will receive credit for jail time served and was advised of his right to appeal his sentence by then court.