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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Intent to Grant Executive Clemency

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to grant 16 pardons and one commutation. An additional 93 clemency requests were denied. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates.
The applicants intended for pardons have completed all jail time, fulfilled all parole and probationary requirements and paid all fines related to their sentences. There is a 30-day waiting period to receive public feedback on the notices before final action is taken.

Governor Hutchinson intends to grant pardons to the following people:
David Arnold (Lithia Springs, GA): Theft by Deception (B Felony) (CR 89-147B) and Theft by Deception (B Felony) (CR 89-367). This notice is issued based on the dates of conviction (1989 – Sebastian County), the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further criminal-law violations. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

Dennis W. Bates (Dover): Burglary and Theft of Property (Felony) (CR-76-81), Burglary and Theft of Property (B Felony) (CR-79-62), Theft by Receiving (D Felony) (CR-79-123), Felon in Possession of Firearm (D Felony) (CR-88-86), and Delivery of Methamphetamine (Y Felony) (CR-93-300) and Possession of Methamphetamine 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 terms of the applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further 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 Receiving (Misdemeanor) (CR-94-6577), Possession of a Controlled Substance (C Felony) and Drug Paraphernalia (C Felony) (CR-95-409A), Possession of Marijuana (A Misdemeanor) (SC-96-183), and Aggravated Assault on Family Member (Felony) (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), the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further criminal-law violations. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

Charles D. Brumley (Wheatley): Possessing an Instrument of Crime (A Misdemeanor)(CR2000-49467), Possession of Controlled Substance (C Felony)(CR2001-910), Possession of Controlled Substance (Revocation)(C Felony)(CR2001-910), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (C Felony)(CR2002-159). This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2000 – Cross County, 2001 – Crittenden County, 2003 – Crittenden County, 2003 – Cross County), the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further felony criminal-law violations. 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) (Probation Revocation), Theft of Property over $500 (C Felony) ( CR-99-397) (Parole Revocation), Theft by Deception (C Felony) (CR-2002-1), Forgery 2nd Degree (C Felony) (CR-2002-60), Forgery 2nd Degree (C Felony) (CR-2002-90), and Forgery in the Second Degree (C Felony) (CR-2003-47). This notice is issued based on the date of convictions (2000 – Garland County, 2002 – Garland County, 2002 – Scott County, 2003 – Washington County), the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further criminal-law violations. 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 based on the date of conviction (2003 – Mississippi County and 2005 – Mississippi County), the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further criminal-law violations. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

Steven Gattis (West Memphis): Disorderly Conduct (C Misdemeanor) (C-2005-8452). This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2006 – Crittenden County), the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further criminal-law violations. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

Rocky Halter (De Queen): Delivery of Controlled Substance (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), the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further criminal-law violations. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

Russell L. Plumley (Bentonville): Breaking or Entering (D Felony) (CR-98-1350), Theft by Receiving (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 based on the date of conviction (2000 – Washington County), the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further criminal-law violations. 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 (A Misdemeanor) (CR-88-2375), Robbery reduced to Theft of Property (A Misdemeanor) (CR-88-8163) Theft by Receiving (Misdemeanor) (CR-88-1-07436), Resisting Arrest ( Misdemeanor) (CR-93003332), Theft of Property (Misdemeanor) (CR-93003333), Fleeing (Misdemeanor) (CR-93003334), Residential Burglary (B Felony), Theft of Property (C Felony) (CR-93-2465), Residential Burglary (B Felony), Theft of Property (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 terms of the applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further criminal-law violations. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

Victor Stephens (Grand Junction, CO): Forgery (C Felony) Forgery 3 counts (C Felony) (CR99-205). This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1999 – Craighead County), the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further felony criminal-law violations. 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 based on the date of conviction (2002 – Lonoke County), the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further criminal-law violations. 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 based on the date of conviction (2005 – Crawford County), the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further criminal-law violations. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

LaToya Williams (Dumas): Battery in the Second Degree (D Felony) (CR-2002-80-4). This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2002 – Desha County), the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further criminal-law violations. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

Jeffrey S. Winn (Mc Rae): Breaking and Entering (D Felony), Theft of Property (C Felony) (CR-92-193). This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1993 – Lonoke County), the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further felony criminal-law violations. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

Myia Woods (Little Rock): Forgery-2nd Degree (C Felony), Theft by Receiving (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 terms of the applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further criminal-law violations. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

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

Brian K. Heard (ADC #084842): Delivery Controlled Substance (Crack Cocaine) (Y Felony) and Delivery Controlled Substance (Meth) (Y Felony) and Delivery Controlled Substance (Ecstacy) (C Felony) (2007-30), and Delivery Controlled Substance (Crystal Meth) (Y Felony) (2008-15). The governor has given notice of his intent to commute the sentence of Brian K. Heard, who was convicted in Calhoun County in 2009 for the above offenses, from a total of 1200 months to serve in the Department of Correction to making him immediately parole eligible. The Prosecuting Attorney has raised objections to applicant’s request.

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