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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Second perp hit with ten year sentence in April 2021 aggravated robbery in Fort Smith

A April 2021 shooting in the 4600 block of South P Street in Fort Smith which has already resulted in one man being sentenced to ten years in prison provided a similar fate for a co-conspirator in the crime after proceedings in the Sebastian County Circuit Court this week.

According to Arkansas Court Connect, Simon R. Plank was given ten years in prison for his part in an attempted robbery and shooting that occurred on Fort Smith's south side.

.According to court information Plank and Jeremiah Willis had previously taken a firearm from a minor resident of the home at gunpoint and thought they could do so again. The residents of the house and a neighbor armed themselves and during the confrontational Willis fired his weapon and struck one of the victims in the abdomen.

One of the men from the residence returned fire and Willis was also struck in the stomach. Plank, also fired a weapon during the confrontation.

In the plea deal on Wednesday, Plan pled guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Robbery.

He drew a ten-year sentence with twenty suspended years, has to pay full restitution to the victims up to $7000. $60 a month for court costs and fees starting 90-days after his release, and was ordered to have no contact with one of the victims.

Plank awaits transfer to the Arkansas Department of Corrections at the Sebastian Cunty Detention Center

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