Fort Smith man gets 12 years for sex trafficking
A career criminal with ties to several homicides since a 2005 manslaughter conviction in Spiro was sent to prison Thursday for sex trafficking.
Randall Tyrell Steward aka “Trouble,” 31, of Fort Smith and formerly of Memphis was sentenced Thursday to over 12 1/2 years in federal prison and five years of supervised release on the count of sex trafficking of a minor.
The sentencing took place before Judge Timothy L. Brooks in the U.S. District Court in Fayetteville according Attorney Kenneth Elser, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas.
In January 2015, Steward was arrested in the 4700 block of Clarendon Avenue in Fort Smith for a $20,000 contempt warrant out of LeFlore County that stemmed from his 2005 conviction in the shooting death of a Fred Phillips, 57, of Spiro. The warrant was for a failure to pay court costs, according to on-demand court records. Steward, who did two years of the four-year sentence for manslaughter, was released from prison in late 2009, according to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections website.
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