Governor Asa Hutchinson announces intention to grant executive clemency: Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson

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05.04.2022

Governor Asa Hutchinson announces plans to grant executive clemency

LITTLE STONE – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced plans to grant nine pardons and three commutations. 61 other requests for clemency were rejected and one was not followed up. These include requests from detainees and non-detainees.

The pardoned applicants have served all jail time, fulfilled all parole and probation conditions, and paid all fines associated with their sentence. There is a 30-day waiting period to receive public comment on the notices before a final decision is made.

Governor Hutchinson intends to pardon the following individuals:

George E. Adams, Jr. (Emmet): Burglary (Crime) (CR-86-362), Theft of Property (Crime) (CR-86-363), Theft of Property (Crime) (CR-87-37), Burglary (Crime) (CR -87-38), Burglary (Crime) (CR-87-39), Theft of Property (Crime) (CR-87-40), Break and Enter (Crime D) (CR-87-231) and Theft of Property (C Felony) (CR-87-232).

This notice is issued on the basis of the dates of conviction (1987 – Hempstead County), that all of the applicant’s sentences have been served and that there have been no other violations of criminal law. The sheriff raised objections to the plaintiff’s request.

John B. Backus (Springdale): Negligent Homicide (D Felony) (CR-1996-62).

This notice is issued on the basis of the date of conviction (1996 – Madison County), that all of the applicant’s sentences have been served, and that there have been no other violations of criminal law. the prosecutor raised objections to the petitioner’s request.

Jada Banks (Cordova, TN): False 2nd degree, 2 counts (C Felony) (CR-2001-383)

This notice is issued on the basis of the date of conviction (2001 – Craighead County), that all of the applicant’s sentences have been served and that there have been no other violations of criminal law. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

Jonathan A. Herrington (Lincoln): Possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver (C Felony) (CR-86-562) and Robbery (Accomplice) (B Felony) (CR-92-192).

This notice is issued on the basis of the date of conviction (1987 – Benton County and 1993 – Benton County), that all of the applicant’s sentences have been served and that there have been no further violations of criminal law. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

Jason P. Hudsonpillar (Bella Vista): Fraudulent use of credit card (C Felony) (CR-2006-84-1B).

This notice is issued based on the date of the convictions (2006 – Benton County), that all of the applicant’s sentences have been served, and that there have been no other criminal misdemeanor offenses. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

Jeffrey W. Johnson (England): Battery 3rd Degree (A Misdemeanor) (CR-2000729) and Battery 3rd Degree (A Misdemeanor) (CR-2000962).

This opinion is issued on the basis of the date of conviction (2000 – Lonoke County), that all of the applicant’s sentences have been served and that there have been no other violations of criminal law. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

Greg Powell (Blytheville): Criminal attempt to manufacture methamphetamine (a felony) (CR2000-69).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2000 – Mississippi County), that all of the applicant’s sentences have been served, and that there have been no other criminal law violations. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

Arthur W. Schmidt (Judsonia): Theft of Property (B Felony) (CR-96-35).

This notice is issued on the basis of the date of conviction (1996 – White County), that all of the applicant’s sentences have been served and that there have been no other violations of criminal law. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

Donnie E.Smith (Marshall): Burglary, 2 counts (B Felony) and Theft of property, 1 count (C Felony) (CR93-179, CR93-181, CR93-183).

This opinion is issued on the basis of the date of conviction (1993 – Washington County), that all of the applicant’s sentences have been served and that there have been no other violations of criminal law. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

Governor Hutchinson intends to grant a commutation of sentence to the following individuals:

James T. Carmichael (ADC #089424): Capital Murder (Y Felony) (1987-953).

The Governor has given notice of his intention to commute the sentence of James T. Carmichael, who was convicted in Pulaski County in 1987 for the above offense, from life without parole in the Corrections Department to 35 years. The prosecutor raised objections to the plaintiff’s request.

Lowana D. Carroll/Cooper (ADC #704445): Aggravated Robbery (Y Felony) (1992-49).

The Governor has announced his intention to commute the sentence of Lowana D. Carroll/Cooper, who was convicted in Hot Spring County in 1992 of the above offense, from Life in the Arkansas Department of Correction to the immediately eligible for parole. The circuit judge and the sheriff raised objections to the plaintiff’s request.

Bryan E. Dickinson (ADC #118458): 1st Degree Murder (Y Felony) (1999-62).

The governor has announced his intention to commute the sentence of Bryan E. Dickinson, who was convicted in Fulton County in 2000 for the above offence, from 480 months in the Arkansas Department of Correction for make him immediately eligible for parole. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

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