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Governor Beebe Announces Intent to Grant Pardons

LITTLE ROCK - Governor Mike Beebe today announced his intent to grant eight pardons. An additional 49 clemency requests were denied and 20 had no action taken upon them. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates.

The eight 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:

Susan Elvins (Fayetteville): Possession of Cocaine
This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1991 - Washington 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.

DeWayne Hicks (Fort Smith): Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver, Criminal Mischief, Battery
This notice is issued based on the dates of conviction (1992 - Crawford County, 1994 - Greenwood District, 1995 - Ft. Smith District), the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentences have been completed and there have been no further criminal-law violations. The Sheriff of Crawford County objects to the application.

Mark A. Johnson (Fayetteville): Burglary, Theft of Property, Criminal Mischief
This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1996 - Johnson 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.

Charlene Maze (Fort Smith): Theft of Property, Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine with Intent to Deliver
This notice is issued based on the dates of conviction (1992, 1993 - Sebastian County), the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentences have been completed and there have been no further felony violations. The Prosecuting Attorney objects to the application.

Richard G. Monday (Fort Smith): Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Amphetamine, and Methamphetamine
This notice is issued based on the dates of conviction (1996, 1997 - Sebastian County), the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentences have been completed and there have been no further criminal-law violations. The Prosecuting Attorney objected to this application.

Jimmy W. Sloss (Bigelow): Domestic Abuse Violation, Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver, Attempt to Manufacture Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Maintaining a Drug Premises
This notice is issued based on the dates of conviction (2001 - Arkadelphia District, 2004, 2005 - 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.

Daniel Smith (Bee Branch): Theft of Property
This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2007 - Cleburne 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.

Gary Weeks (Pine Bluff): Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver
This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1974 - Lincoln 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.