Governor Asa Hutchinson announces plans to grant executive pardon: Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson

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03.08.2022

Governor Asa Hutchinson announces plans to grant executive clemency

LITTLE STONE – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced plans to grant 16 pardons and a commutation. 93 other leniency applications were rejected. 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:

david arnold (Lithia Springs, GA): Robbery by Deception (B Felony) (CR 89-147B) and Robbery by Deception (B Felony) (CR 89-367).

This notice is issued on the basis of the dates of conviction (1989 – Sebastian County), that all of the petitioner’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.

Dennis W. Bates (Dover): Burglary and Property Theft (Felony) (CR-76-81), Burglary and Property Theft (B Felony) (CR-79-62), Robbery by Receipt (D Felony) (CR-79-123 ), criminal in possession of a firearm (D Felony) (CR-88-86), and methamphetamine delivery (Y Felony) (CR-93-300) and methamphetamine possession with intent to deliver (Y Felony) (CR-93 -292).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1977 – Johnson County, 1979 – Johnson County, 1979 – Pope County, 1989 – Pope County and 1994 – Pope County), the fact that all sentences in the plaintiff were purged and there were no other criminal law violations. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

Jeffrey D. Bone (Jacksonville): minor in possession of alcohol (misdemeanor) (CR-85-2138), trespassing (misdemeanor) (CR-94-120094), theft by reception (misdemeanor) (CR-94-6577), possession of a Substance (Crime C) and Drug Paraphernalia (Crime C) (CR-95-409A), Possession of Marijuana (Misc A) (SC-96-183) and Aggravated Assault on a Family Member (Crime) (CR-09-5704 / Circuit CR09-3716).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1985 – Pulaski County, 1995 – Pulaski County, 1996 – Pulaski County and 2009 – Pulaski County), that all of the applicant’s sentences have been served, and that ‘there were no other violations of the criminal law. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

Charles D. Brumley (Wheatley): possession of an instrumentality of crime (misdemeanor) (CR2000-49467), possession of a controlled substance (C Felony) (CR2001-910), possession of a controlled substance (revocation) (C Felony) (CR2001-910), and possession of drug paraphernalia (Crime C) (CR2002-159).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2000 – Cross County, 2001 – Crittenden County, 2003 – Crittenden County, 2003 – Cross County), that all of the applicant’s sentences have been served, and that they have no there were no other criminal offenses under the criminal law. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

James A. Ecker (Conway): theft by deception over $500 (C Felony) (CR-99-397), theft of property over $500 (C Felony) (CR-99-397) (revocation of probation), theft of property over $500 (C Felony) (CR-99-397) (Revocation of parole), theft by deception (C Felony) (CR-2002-1), false 2nd degree (C Felony) ( CR-2002-60), False 2nd Degree (C Felony) (CR-2002-90), and False Second Degree (C Felony) (CR-2003-47).

This notice is issued based on the date of the convictions (2000 – Garland County, 2002 – Garland County, 2002 – Scott County, 2003 – Washington County), that all of the applicant’s sentences have been served, and that there were no other breaches of criminal law. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

Jason D. Garner (Blytheville): possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine (C Felony) (CR-2003-145) and theft (C Felony) (CR-2004-287).

This notice is issued on the basis of the date of conviction (2003 – Mississippi County and 2005 – Mississippi 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.

Steven Gatis (West Memphis): Disorderly conduct (Ct. C) (C-2005-8452).

This notice is issued on the basis of the date of conviction (2006 – Crittenden 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.

rock halter (From Queen): Controlled Substance Delivery (Y Felony) (CR-96-48), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (C Felony) (CR-96-52), and Possession with Intent to Deliver (C Felony) (CR-96)-53).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1997 – Sevier 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.

Russell L. Plumley (Bentonville): break and enter (D Felony) (CR-98-1350), robbery by receipt (B Felony) (CR-98-1519), possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver (Y Felony) (CR-98- 1303), Possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver (Y Felony) (CR-99-1638).

This notice is issued on the basis of the date of conviction (2000 – 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.

Shirley J. Thomas-Scott (Little Rock): theft of property (misdemeanor) (CR-83-5367), theft of property (misdemeanor) (CR-88-2375), robbery reduced to theft of property (misdemeanor) (CR-88-8163 ) Theft by receiving (misdemeanor) (CR-88-1-07436), resisting arrest (misdemeanor) (CR-93003332), theft of property (misdemeanor) (CR-93003333), absconding (misdemeanor) (CR-93003334 ), Residential Burglary (B Felony), Property Theft (C Felony) (CR-93-2465), Residential Burglary (B Felony), Property Theft (C Felony) (CR-93-2465).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1983 – Pulaski County, 1988 – Pulaski County, 1988 – Garland County, 1993 – Pulaski County, 1995 – Pulaski County), the fact that all sentences of the plaintiff have been purged and there have been no other violations of the criminal law. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

Victor Stephens (Grand Junction, CO): False (C Felony) False 3 counts (C Felony) (CR99-205).

This notice is issued on the basis of the date of conviction (1999 – Craighead County), that all of the applicant’s sentences have been served, and that there have been no other criminal offenses under criminal law. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

Robert Waters (North Little Rock): Possession of drug paraphernalia (C Felony) (CR-01-364).

This notice is issued on the basis of the date of conviction (2002 – 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.

Daniel Williams (Mulberry): Theft by deception (C Felony) (CR-2005-18-C).

This notice is issued on the basis of the date of conviction (2005 – Crawford 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.

LaToya Williams (Dumas): Second Degree Battery (D Felony) (CR-2002-80-4).

This notice is issued on the basis of the date of conviction (2002 – Desha County), that all of the petitioner’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.

Jeffrey S. Winn (Mc Rae): Break and Enter (D Felony), Theft of Property (C Felony) (CR-92-193).

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

Myia Woods (Little Rock): Forgery 2nd degree (C Felony), Theft by receipt (C Felony) (CR-2002-1927), Fraudulent use of a credit card (C Felony) (CR-2002-1928), Burglary (Residential) (B Felony) (CR-2002-3043), Harassment (Misdemeanor) (CR-04-16390), Theft of Property (C Felony) (CR-2006-3158).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2003 – Pulaski County, 2005 – Pulaski County and 2007 – Pulaski County), the fact that all of the applicant’s sentences have been served and that there are no has been no other criminal law violations. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

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

Brian K. Heard (ADC # 084842): Controlled Substance by Delivery (Crack Cocaine) (Y Felony) and Controlled Substance by Delivery (Meth) (Felony Y) and Controlled Substance by Delivery (Ecstacy) (C Felony) (2007-30), and Substance controlled by delivery (Crystal Meth) (Y Felony) (2008-15).

The governor has announced his intention to commute the sentence of Brian K. Heard, who was convicted in Calhoun County in 2009 for the above offenses, from a total of 1,200 months to serve in the Department of Correction for make him immediately eligible for parole. . The prosecutor raised objections to the plaintiff’s request.

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