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Governor Beebe Announces Intent to Grant Pardons

LITTLE ROCK - Governor Mike Beebe today announced his intent to grant ten pardons. An additional 32 clemency requests were denied and 13 had no action taken upon them. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates.

The ten 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:

Jimmy E. Blackwood, Sr. (Camden): Possession of Methamphetamine and Marijuana, Possession of Ephedrine with Intent to Manufacture Methamphetamine
This notice is issued based on the dates of conviction (1999 - Ouachita County, 2003 - Columbia County, Camden District), 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.

Brian Earls (Benton): Breaking or Entering, Battery, Possession of a Firearm by a Certain Person
This notice is issued based on the dates of conviction (1991, 1994 - 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.

Roderick A. Hyre, Jr. (Oak Grove, Missouri): Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver
This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1990 - 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 objected to this application.

Tyrel W. Kempson (Shirley): Theft of Property
This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2000 - 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.

Johnny L. Kesterson (Dierks): Burglary
This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1967 - Howard 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 N. Moses (Van Buren): Theft of Property, Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia
This notice is issued based on the dates of conviction (1997, 2001 - Washington 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.

Jarrod A. Petrus (Hazen): Possession of Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia
This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2001 - Prairie 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 E. Richards, Jr. (Lewisville): Breaking or Entering, Theft of Property
This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1993 - Lafayette 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 objected to this application.

Jordan C. Riddle (Conway): Possession of Hydrocodone
This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2006 - Faulkner 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.

Adam L. Willfond (Atkins): Filing a False Report
This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2000 - 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.