Arkansas Governor Intent to Grant Executive Clemency

Arkansas Governor Intent to Grant Executive Clemency

Little Rock, AR (STL.News) Governor Asa Hutchinson announced his intent to grant 8 pardons, one restoration of firearm rights only, and two commutations.  An additional 50 clemency requests were denied and two had no action taken upon them.  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:

Eric W. Broyles (Grain Valley, MO):  Commercial Burglary (C Felony) and Theft Of Property (C Felony) (CR 2004-47-A-4).

This notice is issued based on the dates of conviction (2004 – Fulton 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 Chenowith (Hector):  Breaking and Entering, 6 counts (D Felony) (CR 2003-569) and Breaking and Entering, 6 counts (Revocation) (CR 2003-569).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2003 – Pope County and 2008 – 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.

Donald Hargraves (Banks):  Aggravated Assault, 2 counts (D Felony) and Criminal Mischief ,2 counts ( A Misdemeanor) (CR-90-57-2) Delivery of Cocaine (Y Felony) and Possession of Cocaine (C Felony) (CR-90-62-2) and Aggravated Assault, 2 counts (D Felony) and Criminal Mischief, 2 counts (A Misdemeanor) (CR-90-57-2) Delivery of Cocaine (Y Felony) and Possession of Cocaine (C Felony) (CR-90-62-2).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1991 – Bradley County and 1991 – Bradley County), the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further felony convictions.  There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

Miguel A. Salinas Lopez (Van Buren): Theft of Property (C Felony) (G-CR-2005-15).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2004 – Sebastian 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.

April Bass Martin (Irving, TX):  Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card (C Felony) (CR-99-2273) and Theft of Property ( C Felony) (CR-2001-0505).

This notice is issued based on the date of convictions (1999 – Pulaski County and 2001 – 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.

Joshua Throgmartin (Proctor):  Possession of a Controlled Substance (Cocaine) (C Felony) (CR 2005-589).

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

Floyd C. Williams, Jr. (Blytheville):  Domestic Battery 3rd Degree (A Misdemeanor) (CR-2009-198).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2009 – Mississippi County), the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further criminal-law violations.  The Sheriff has raised objections to the applicant’s request.

Joe Williamson (Jonesboro):  Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (C Felony)(CR 82-56).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1983 – Lawrence 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.

Governor Hutchinson intends to grant the restoration of firearm rights only to the following person:

LaToya T. Robinson (Little Rock):  Forgery-2nd Degree, 2 counts (C Felony) (CR 99-313) and Forgery-2nd Degree, 2 counts (Revocation) (C Felony) (CR 99-313).

This notice is issued based on the date of convictions (1999 – Pulaski County and 2004 – Pulaski County), the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further criminal-law violations.  The Sheriff of Pulaski County has signed the Recommendation of the Chief Law Enforcement Officer as required by law.  There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

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

Kedrick T. Darrough, Sr. (ADC #137735):  Possession of Cocaine w/Intent to Deliver (Subsequent Convictions) (Y Felony) and Possession of Marijuana w/Intent to Deliver (Subsequent Convictions) (C Felony) (2005-66).

The governor has given notice of his intent to commute the sentence of Kedrick T. Darrough, Sr., who was convicted in Drew County in 2006 for the above offenses, from a total of 1,080 months to serve in the Department of Correction to making him immediately parole eligible. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

Rolf D. Kaestel (ADC #076784): Aggravated Robbery (Y Felony) (1981-76).

The governor has given notice of his intent to commute the sentence of Rolf D. Kaestel, who was convicted in Sebastian County in 1981 for the above offenses, from a total of life in the Arkansas Department of Correction to making him immediately parole eligible.  There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

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