Saturday, March 5, 2016

Governor Hutchinson Announces Intent to Grant Executive Clemency

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to grant nine pardons. An additional 50 clemency requests were denied and six 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:
 
Jerry D. Bishop (Shreveport, LA): Grand Larceny (Felony).
 
This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1963 – 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.
 
Jessica Hampton Davis (Jonesboro): Possession of Drug Paraphernalia with Intent to Use (C Felony).  
 
This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1996 – Craighead County), the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further criminal-law violations. The Circuit Judge has raised objections to the application.
 
Rebecca Santiago Durham (Texarkana, TX): Violation of Arkansas Hot Check Law (C Felony), Violation of Arkansas Hot Check Law (Probation Revocation) and Theft of Leased Personal (Felony).
 
This notice is issued based on the dates of conviction (1984 and 1985 – Miller 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.
 
Mark Hale (Norman, OK): Manufacture, Delivery or Possession of a Controlled Substance, Marijuana (C Felony).
 
This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1991 – Miller County), the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further criminal-law violations. The Circuit Judge has raised objections to the application.
 
Damond Jackson (Russellville): Burglary, four counts (B Felony), Theft of Property (B Felony) and Residential Burglary (Revocation) (B Felony).
This notice is issued based on the dates of conviction (1994 and 1995 – 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.
 
Brittney R. Nobles (Austin): Possession of a Controlled Substance (A Misdemeanor) and Criminal Conspiracy to Possess a Controlled Substance, Astrazolon (Xanex) with Intent to Deliver (D Felony).
 
This notice is issued based on the dates of conviction (2004 and 2005 – 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.
 
Michael P. Sells (Stuttgart): Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (C Felony) and Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver (C Felony).
 
This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2006 – 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.
 
Michael S. Shipman (Brooklyn Park, MN): Possession of a Controlled Substance Schedule I, II (C Felony) and Possession of a Controlled Substance without a Prescription (A Misdemeanor).
 
This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (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.
 
Amy L. Waleszonia (Jonesboro): Theft of Property (A Misdemeanor) and Possession of a Controlled Substance, Methamphetamine (C Felony).
 

This notice is issued based on the dates of conviction (2003 – Craighead County and 2005 –Poinsett 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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