Noah O'Brian Bell in September pleaded guilty to charges in connection with two robberies and a homicide that occurred in February.
Bell of Fort Smith pleaded guilty Sept. 19 to two counts of felony aggravated robbery and one count of felony manslaughter in the Feb. 15 shooting death of Ethan Meagley and the Feb. 14 firearm robbery of a convenience store. Bell will spend 15 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections followed by 25 years additional suspended imposition of sentence, according to the terms and conditions of suspended sentence.
Bell was set to go to jury trial Monday in Sebastian County Circuit Court, according to records.
Bell and Meagley on Feb. 15 approached Christopher Walker, the man who shot Meagley, and demanded money in the River Valley Inn & Suites parking lot after discussing buying drugs from him, according to the prosecutor's synopsis. Bell then threw Walker to the ground and kicked him in the head while Meagley kicked him in the genitals, according to the probable cause affidavit.
Walker told police he pulled a gun and shot Meagley in the chest while he and Bell were going through his pockets, the affidavit states.
Witnesses who were traveling with Bell and Meagley to meet Walker told detectives they had talked about robbing Walker for money before they arrived at Inn & Suites, the affidavit states.
Bell on Feb. 14 was also a lookout man for two people when they robbed a convenience store with a firearm, according to the prosecutor's synopsis.
Police on Feb. 17 arrested Walker on a felon in possession of a firearm warrant out of Fort Smith in connection with the incident, police Cpl. Anthony Rice said. Walker remained in custody Tuesday afternoon at the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center and has a mandatory court appearance on Oct. 24, according to court records.