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Governor Beebe announces intent to grant commutation, pardons

LITTLE ROCK - Governor Mike Beebe today announced his intent to grant one commutation and two pardons. An additional 36 clemency requests were denied and 22 had no action taken upon them. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates.

Governor Beebe issued a notice of intent to grant a commutation of sentence to the following person from a term of 240 years to a term of 40 years in the Department of Correction:

Larry Brothers (Grady): Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms, Possession of Ammonia in an Unauthorized Container, Possession of Ephedrine, Possession of Ephedrine with Intent to Manufacture Methamphetamine, Fleeing, Theft by Receiving, Criminal Use of Prohibited Weapon
This notice is issued based on the length of time served by the applicant, who was convicted in 2001, and the facts surrounding the incident. The Jackson County Sheriff objects to this application.

The two 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 commutation and pardons before final action is taken.

Governor Beebe intends to grant pardons to the following people:

Terry Dale (Hardeville, South Carolina): Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver
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.

Floyd E. Gattis, Jr. (Jacksonville, Florida): Burglary
This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1981 - 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 Prosecuting Attorney has objections to the application.