Arkansas Governor Intents to Grant Executive Clemency

LITTLE ROCK, AR (STL.News) Governor Asa Hutchinson announced his intent to grant 20 pardons. An additional 49 clemency requests were denied and zero 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:

James H. Chandler (Dierks):  Burglary & Larceny of Farm Fowls (B Felony) (CR-1226), possession of Marijuana (A Misdemeanor) (CR-91-60), AB. Delivery of Controlled Substance (C Felony) (CR-96-44).

This notice is issued based on the dates of conviction (1967 – Howard County, 1991 – Howard County, and 1997 – Howard 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.

Tyler Coleman (Jonesboro):  Possession of a Controlled Substance-Cocaine (C Felony)(CR2008-1302).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2009 – Craighead 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.

Bernard Eubanks (Pine Bluff):  Battery 3rd Degree (A Misdemeanor) (PBCC-5104) Driving While Intoxicated (U Misdemeanor) (PBCC07-4310).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2009 – Jefferson 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.

Ricky L. Faulkner (Cherokee Village): Violation of Arkansas Hot Check Law (C Felony) (CR-1998-42), Delivery of a Controlled Substance to Wit- Methamphetamine (Y Felony) (CR-98-106).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1998 – Howard 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.

Shavonn L. Franklin (Pine Bluff): Theft Of Property (C Felony) (CR-1999-850-2).

This notice is issued based on the date of convictions (2000 – Jefferson 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.

Renford Green (El Dorado):  Theft by Receiving (C Felony) (CR92-477), Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Cocaine) 3 counts (Y Felony) (CR97-523).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1995 – Union County and 1998 – Union 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.

Joseph Hicks (Little Rock):  Commercial Burglary (C Felony), Theft of Property (C Felony) (CR-2001-115) Commercial Burglary (C Felony), Theft of Property (A Misdemeanor) (CR-2001-116).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2001 – White 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.

Beverly McGregory Jones (West Memphis):  Forgery (C Felony) (CR-2001-903).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2001 – 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.

Judy Kizzire (Ulm):  Possession of Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine (C Felony) (CR-2000-3)

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2003 – Arkansas 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.

Richard L. Kizzire (Ulm):  Theft of Property (C Felony) (CR-87-155), Possession of Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine (C Felony) and Theft of Property>$500 (A Misdemeanor) (CR-2000-2).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1987 – Arkansas County and 2003 – Arkansas 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.

Jonathan Todd Lindsey (Little Rock):  Aggravated Assault (D Felony), Fleeing (A Misdemeanor), and Violation of Omnibus DWI Act (U Misdemeanor)(CR-2007-4398).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2008 – 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.

Tonya Robinson (Wake Village, TX): Endangering Welfare of a Minor (D Felony) (CR2009-003699).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2010 – 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 Prosecuting Attorney has raised objections to the application.

Danny C. Scruggs (El Dorado):  Delivery of a Controlled Substance-Marijuana (2 Counts) (C Felony) (CR-79-106).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1979 – Union 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.

Misty Jones Smith (Bigelow):  Possession of a Controlled Substance-Cocaine (C Felony) (CR-97-131).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1998 – Conway 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.

Dominek Thomas (Conway):  Possession with Intent to Deliver Schedule I/II/III Counterfeit Substance- Crack Cocaine (B Felony) (CR-05-1457).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2006 – Faulkner County), the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further criminal-law violations.  The Faulkner County Sheriff has raised objections to the application.

David N. Thompson (Rustburg, VA):  Possession of a Controlled Substance (Y Felony) (CR-01-940).

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

Iris Anderson (Alexander):  Theft of Property (U Misdemeanor), Contempt of Court (U Misdemeanor) (LRCR-06-5672) and Theft Of Property (C Felony) (CR-2008-2523).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2008 – 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.

Larry Ballance (Leola):  Theft by Receiving (C Felony) (CR-92-14-2).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1992 – Grant 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.

David M. Ceola (Fayetteville):  Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Deliver (Marijuana) (C Felony) (CR2010-263-1);

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2010 – 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.

Heather F. Polk (Perry):  Possession of Controlled Substance (C Felony) (CR-09-86A).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2010 – Conway 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.