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Governor Beebe Announces Intent to Grant Pardons

LITTLE ROCK - Governor Mike Beebe today announced his intent to grant seven pardons. An additional 54 clemency requests were denied and 13 had no action taken upon them. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates.

The seven 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:

Randy Bettger (Jacksonville): Burglary, Theft of Property
This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1980 - 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.

Robert M. Brown (Claremore, OK): Possession of Controlled Substance
This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1987 - 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.

Ronald Holland (White Hall): Burglary, Theft of Property
This notice is issued based on the dates of conviction (1988 - Jefferson County, 1992 - Lincoln County), the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentences have been completed and there have been no further criminal-law violations. There are no law-enforcement objections to the application.

Michael C. Horn (Little Rock): Burglary, Possession of Methamphetamine
This notice is issued based on the dates of conviction (1986, 2003 - Pulaski County), the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentences have been completed and there have been no further criminal-law violations. There are no law-enforcement objections to the application.

Jared L. Jackson (Harrison): Hot Check
This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1999 - 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.

Marcia R. Taylor (Bearden): Possession of Marijuana
This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1987 - Ouachita 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.

Timothy C. Thomas (Odenville, AL): Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver
This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1997 - Crawford 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 and Sheriff have objections to the application.