A man who once boasted that he was “the most wanted man” in Franklin County will serve at least 8 1/2 years in prison for multiple felony crimes.
Dylan D. Carter, 33, Robertsville, pleaded guilty recently to drug-related charges in a 2012 Franklin County case and was sentenced to concurrent 10-year-prison sentences, according to Prosecuting Attorney Bob Parks.
On Monday, Carter pleaded guilty to an amended charge of first-degree assault and sentenced to another 10-year sentence in an October 2013 case in which he severely beat another man with a flashlight, striking him in the head and face.
Parks said as part of a plea deal he agreed to reduce the assault charge from a Class A to a Class B felony.
However, under the Class B felony, Carter must serve 85 percent of that sentence, or 8 1/2 years, Parks explained.
Carter, who is free on bond but was ordered to wear an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet, is required to report to the Crawford County courthouse later this month where he is expected to be sentenced on felony charges there, Parks said.
The prosecutor said under the plea deal, all the sentences handed down will be served concurrently, or at the same time.
In the 2012 case, charges against Carter were filed after members of the Franklin County Narcotics Enforcement Unit raided a major methamphetamine lab operation at a home off Lollar Branch Road north of Stanton.
The October assault case also occurred at a home off Lollar Branch Road.
Armed criminal action and witness tampering charges against Carter in that case were dropped as part of the plea agreement, Parks said.
Crawford County charges pending against Carter include distribution, delivery or manufacturing a controlled substance and felony possession of a controlled substance.
Carter was ordered to report to the court in Crawford County on Dec. 18, according to online court documents.