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Fort Smith felon who avoided prison in 2019 not so lucky this time around

Updated: Apr 23

Joshua Truett

A Fort Smith man who was gifted with multiple suspended impositions of sentences in 2019 will finally spend some time in the state prison system after he worked a plea deal last week in Sebastian County Circuit Court on charges of being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Terroristic Threatening.

ioshua Adam Truett, 23, was sentenced to the Arkansas Department of Corrections for two two-year terms to run concurrently with three years suspended on each count following a September, 2020 arrest on a myriad of charges.

Charges of Failure to Appear and Theft by Receiving of a Firearm were dropped as part of the plea agreement in the proceedings last week.

Court records show the weapon in question came from a local pawn shop and as part of the plea agreement Truett is required to honor a no-contact agreement with that establishment as well as pay fines and restitution once he is released from prison

In 2019, Tuett was arrested for three counts of Aggravated Assault, four counts of Terroristic Threatening, Battery in the Second Degree Against an Officer, Commercial Burglary, Criminal Mischief and Disorderly Conduct.

For all those shenanigans, he received 72 months of suspended imposition of sentence and, according to court documents, those were the crimes for which the felony petition to revoke charges were dropped last week.

Truett awaits transfer to the ADC at the Sebastian County Detention Center.

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