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Governor Beebe Announces Intent to Grant Pardons

LITTLE ROCK - Governor Mike Beebe today announced his intent to grant five pardons. An additional 33 clemency requests were denied and 13 had no action taken upon them. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates.

The five 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 pardons before final action is taken.

Governor Beebe intends to grant pardons to the following people:

Bobby J. Douthit (Lowell): Theft of Property
This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1999 - Washington County), the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further felony violations. There are no law-enforcement objections to the application.

James R. Hosford (Memphis, Tennessee): Possession and Delivery of Marijuana
This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1976 - Mississippi 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.

Cloris Jean Espinosa Madrid (Rogers): Delivery of Methamphetamine and Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver
This notice is issued based on the dates of conviction (1992 - Benton County, 1993 - Benton 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.

Jeffrey D. Petty (Beebe): Theft by Receiving, Residential Burglary, Theft of Property
This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2000 - Jefferson 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.

Latonya Tripp Washington (Forrest City): Possession of Cocaine, Theft of Property
This notice is issued based on the dates of conviction (1993 - St. Francis County, 2000 - Craighead 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.