• Dennis McCaslin

Second conviction for failing to register as a sex offender sends Fort Smith man back to prison

A Fort Smith sex offender who has been in jail since September 1, 2000 on a charge of Failing to Comply with Registration Requirements as a Sex Offender was sentenced to four years in prison with sixteen years suspended in Sebastiasn County Circuit Court on Wednesday.

Guy Francis Sill, 55, who has been a constant in local courts and jails for the past twenty years, negotiated a plea deal in open court on Wednsday after being tagged as a habitual offender.

Since 2019, Sill has been arrested ten times in Fort Smith alone--mostly on public intoxication charges--with the lone felony being an Aggravated Assault in July of last year that was eventually dropped after a mental evaluation.

Sill had picked up only misdemeanors for Harrassing Communications, Communi]cating a False Alarm and Failure to Pay Fines prior to being arrested in 2001 and convicted in 2003 on a Rape charge in Crawford County. That conviction netted Sill a ten year term in the ADC.

In December of 2013 he was arrested for the first time for failing to register as a sex offender and for living too close to a daycare and negotiated a plea for 120 days in the Crawford County jail plus 120 suspended.

He picked up his second arrest in August of 2018 on the same charge of failing to report, this time in Sebastian County, which led to his plea on Wednesday and his current status as a prisoner awaiting transfer to the ADC.

Sill will also have to pay $60 a month in fines and fees once he is released from prison.

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