Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to grant 17 pardons. An additional 28 clemency requests were denied and 6 had no action taken upon it. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates.

Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to grant 17 pardons. An additional 28 clemency requests were denied and 6 had no action taken upon it. 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:

Anthony Christopher (College Station): Theft of Property (C Felony) (CR 91-36); Possession of a Controlled Substance (B Felony) (CR 91-79).

This notice is issued based on the date of convictions (1991 and 1991 – Little River 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. 

Stephen Harris (Winslow): Theft by Receiving (B Felony) (CR 83-83); 1st Degree Assault on a Family or Household Member (A Misdemeanor) (CR 99-1159).

This notice is issued based on the dates of convictions (1984 and 1999 – Washington 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. 

Lance Horton (Hot Springs): Possession of a Controlled Substance, Marijuana, with Intent to Deliver (C Felony) (CR 98-294); Criminal Attempt to Manufacture Methamphetamine (A Felony) (2000-543).

This notice is issued based on the dates of convictions (1998 and 2000 – 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. 

Tony E. Mullenax (Conway): Uniform Controlled Substance Act (B Felony) (CR 95-876), Omnibus DWI Act (U Misdemeanor) (CR 95-876), Reckless Driving (U Misdemeanor), and Carrying a Weapon (A Misdemeanor) (CR 95-877).

This notice is issued based on the date of convictions (1996 – 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 applicant's request.

Jeffery Pearman (Jefferson, TX): Burglary (B Felony) and Theft of Property (C Felony) (CR 83-22); Delivery of a Controlled Substance (C Felony) (CR 86-107), Delivery of a Controlled Substance (C Felony) (CR 86-108), Delivery of a Controlled Substance (C Felony) (CR 86-109), Delivery of a Controlled Substance (C Felony) (CR 86-110), and Delivery of a Controlled Substance (C Felony) (CR 86-127); Possession of a Controlled Substance (C Felony) (CR 96-133).

This notice is issued based on the dates of convictions (1983, 1987, and 1997 – Arkansas County), the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further Arkansas criminal-law violations. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

Christopher Skeya (Hot Springs): Theft By Receiving over $2,500 (B Felony) and Commercial Burglary (C Felony) (CR 2005-614-IV); Residential Burglary (B Felony) (CR 2005-672-I); Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card (C Felony) (CR 2005-634-I); Residential Burglary (B Felony) (CR 2007-9-I); Residential Burglary (Revocation) (B Felony) (CR 2005-672-I).

This notice is issued based on the dates of convictions (2006, 2006, 2007, 2007, and 2007 – Garland 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.

Amanda Rogers Zeth (Clinton): Theft of Property ($500 or less or with Subjective Value) (A Misdemeanor) (CR 2007-075). 

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2008 – Van Buren 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 applicant's request. 

Jerald Crews (Glenwood): Violation of the Arkansas Hot Check Law (C Felony) (CR-97-473).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1998 – White County), the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further Arkansas criminal-law violations. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

Darin Harden (Ozark): Possession of a Controlled Substance, Methamphetamine (C Felony) (CR-2003-106).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2003 – Franklin 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 E. Harman (Chester): Battery 2nd Degree (D Felony) (CR-95-647). 

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

Andre L. Jordan (Conway): Forgery 2nd Degree (C Felony)(CR 2001-1874).

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.

Craig B. Poindexter, convicted using the name Craig Allen Burleson, (Broken Bow, OK): Theft Of Property (C Felony) (CR-95-80) and Commercial Burglary (C Felony), Theft Of Property (C Felony) (CR-95-81).

This notice is issued based on the dates of convictions (1996 – Howard County), the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further Arkansas criminal-law violations. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

John Rogers (Lonoke): Possession of a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine (C Felony) (CR 99-531).

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

Angela Smith (West Memphis): Theft of Property (C Felony) (CR 97-1253).

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

Thomas Turner (Batesville): Burglary and Grand Larceny (Felonies) (CR-67-1058).

This notice is issued based on the date of convictions (1967 – Independence 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 Warren (Harrison): Theft by Receiving (C Felony) (CR-95-811).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1996 – 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 Sheriff of Faulkner County has raised objection to applicant's request.

Gary Butler (Colt): Possession of a Controlled Substance (C Felony) (CR 2001-456); Criminal Conspiracy to Manufacture a Controlled Substance (A Felony) (CR 2002-4); Possession of a Controlled Substance (C Felony) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (C Felony) (CR 2005-247).

This notice is issued based on the dates of convictions (2002, 2002, and 2005 – St. Francis 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.