Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to grant 11 pardons. An additional 45 clemency requests were denied and 3 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:

George (Lewondowski) Alexander (Jessieville): Theft of Property (C Felony) (CR 81-15).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1981 – Nevada 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. 

Kenneth Bridgewater (Clarksville): Delivery of a Controlled Substance (C Felony) (CR-82-51).

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

Randy Croney (Oakland): Fleeing (D Felony) and Battery in the 3rd Degree (A Misdemeanor) (CR-2001-12).

This notice is issued based on the date of convictions (2001 – Baxter County), the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further criminal-law violations. The Judge has raised objections to the applicant’s request.

Leslie M. Daniels (De Queen): Theft Of Property (B Felony) (CR 2005-72-2).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2006 – Sevier 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.

Matt Ellis (Sherwood): Battery 3rd Degree (Misdemeanor) (CR-90-255A).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1990 – 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.

Tonia Myrick Holland Hamby (Little Rock): Theft by Receiving (C Felony) (CR-97-000043).

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.

Kevin Hardin (Piggott): Possession of Marijuana (A Misdemeanor) (Docket no. 96-343); Possession of Marijuana (A Misdemeanor) (Docket no. S-9890212); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia with Intent to Use (C Felony) (CR-98-83); Possession of a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine (C Felony) (CR-99-26); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia with Intent to Use (C Felony) (CR-99-76).

 

This notice is issued based on the dates of convictions (1996, 1998, 1999, 1999 and 1999 – Clay 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. Hardin was granted restoration of his firearm rights only by Governor Mike Beebe on May 4, 2014.

 

Gregory J. Henry (Little Rock): Possession of Marijuana (A Misdemeanor) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (C Felony) (CR-98-707).

 

This notice is issued based on the date of convictions (1999 – 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.

 

Rebecca J. Herman (Mansfield): Theft of Property (C Felony) (CR-95-30).

 

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1995 – Logan 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.

 

Seth J. Payne (Ash Flat): Battery II (D Felony) (CR E2003-0012).

 

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

 

Dawn Cooper Wood (Cave Springs): Violation of Arkansas Hot Check Law (C Felony) (CR 95-314-1).

 

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1995 – Benton 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.