Thursday, September 3, 2015

Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Intent to Grant Executive Clemency

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to grant 11 pardons and two restorations of firearms rights only. An additional 37 clemency requests were denied and three 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 M. Ashley (Charlotte): Manufacture of Marijuana (C Felony), Possession of Marijuana (A Misdemeanor), Possession of Methamphetamine (C Felony) and Booby Trap Unlawful to Install/Maintain (D Felony).
This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2006—Independence 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.
Teisha Caldwell (North Little Rock): Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (C Felony), Possession of Controlled Substance, Marijuana (A Misdemeanor), Fleeing (Misdemeanor), Resisting Arrest (Misdemeanor) and Forgery (Man.Delv.Poss Cont Subs) (Unclassified).
This notice is issued based on the dates of conviction (1998, 2001 and 2002—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.
James D’Arezzo (Little Rock): Possession of a Controlled Substance, Marijuana, Second Offense (D Felony).
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.
Heather Drye (Zachary, LA): Theft of Property $2,500 or more (B Felony) and Breaking or Entering (D Felony).
This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2004—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 Prosecuting Attorney has raised objections to the application.
Fakeesha Goins (Pine Bluff): Shoplifting (A Misdemeanor).
This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1996—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.
Brandon K. Martin (Cabot): Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Marijuana (C Felony) and Possession of a Controlled Substance, Marijuana (A Misdemeanor).
This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2004—Cleveland 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.
Oscar J. Mendoza (Conway): Domestic Battering Third Degree (A Misdemeanor).
This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2000—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 Prosecuting Attorney and Sheriff have raised objections to the application.
Twana Nixon (Fort Smith): Possession of Instruments of Crime, two counts (A Misdemeanor), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, three counts (C Felony), Delivery of Marijuana (C Felony) and Possession of Methamphetamine (C Felony).
This notice is issued based on the dates of conviction (1992—Crawford County, 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996—Sebastian County), the fact that all terms of the applicant's sentence have been completed and there have been no further criminal-law violations. The 12th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney has raised objections to the application.
Deldrick Parks (Little Rock): Theft of Property (A Misdemeanor).
This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1997—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.
Luis E. Sieler (North Little Rock): Controlled Substance/Criminal Penalties (A Felony).
This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2002—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.
Kelly G. Snodgrass (Jacksonville): Domestic Battery Third Degree (A Misdemeanor), Possession of Methamphetamine (C Felony) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (C Felony).
This notice is issued based on the dates of conviction (1999 and 2000—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 restoration of firearms rights ONLY to the following people:

Derrick Hughes (Jacksonville): Theft of Property (Misdemeanor), Contempt of Court (Misdemeanor), Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver (C Felony) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (C Felony).
This notice is issued based on the dates of conviction (1996 and 1999—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.
Brian Stevens (Paragould): Possession of Controlled Substance, Methamphetamine, with Intent to Deliver (Y Felony)

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2004—Greene 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. 

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