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For Immediate Release

03.06.2019

Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Intent to Grant Executive Clemency

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to grant 12 pardons and 1 restoration of firearm rights only. An additional 53 clemency requests were denied and 8 had no action taken upon it. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates. 

The 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 notices before final action is taken.

Governor Hutchinson intends to grant pardons to the following people:

Andrew J. Appler (Conway): Possession of Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver (C Felony), Failure to Keep Records/Maintaining Drug Premises (D Felony) (CR 2004-489).

This notice is issued based on the date of convictions (2004 – Faulkner 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 raised objections to the applicant’s request. 

Deborah Ford Brandon (Mount Pleasant): Delivery of a Controlled Substance To Wit: Marijuana, 9 Counts (C Felony) (CR 98-73); Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance To Wit: Marijuana (C Felony) (CR 98-74).

This notice is issued based on the dates of convictions (1999 and 1999 – Sharp 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. 

Andrew C. Breshears (Hot Springs): Commercial Burglary, 3 counts (C Felony) (CR 2006-1-IV); Underage Driving under Influence 1st offense (Misdemeanor) (HTS-06-1731).

This notice is issued based on the dates of convictions (2006 and 2006 – Garland 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 raised objections to the applicant’s request.

Morgana Morrison Carter (Searcy): Residential Burglary (B Felony) and Theft of Property (C Felony) (CR 2011-357).

This notice is issued based on the date of convictions (2012 – White 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 raised objections to the applicant’s request. 

Joseph J. Comer (Kensett): Burglary (B Felony) and Theft of Property (C Felony) (CR 82-130). 

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1983 – White 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. 

Shawn Cruz (Pensacola, FL): Threatening to Cause a Catastrophe (D Felony) (CR 2000-029).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2000 – Baxter 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 raised objections to the applicant’s request. 

Paul Edds (Bonnerdale): Criminal Trespass (docket 1985-2506); Theft by Receiving over $200 (C Felony) (CR-87-175).

This notice is issued based on the dates of convictions (1985 and 1987 – Garland 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. 

Richard B. Gossett (McCrory): Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (C Felony) (CR 2002-07). 

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2003 – Woodruff 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. 

Roy L. Hughes (Downsville, LA): Delivery of a Controlled Substance, 3 counts (D Felony) (CR-85-224).

This notice is issued based on the date of convictions (1985 – Union 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. 

Raymond Lovett (Magnolia, DE): Terroristic Threatening (Felony) and DWI 1st (U Misdemeanor) (CR 96-362). 

This notice is issued based on the date of convictions (1996 – 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. 

Donny Pointer (Little Rock): Possession of Controlled Substance (B Felony) (CR 96-002649); Domestic Battery 3rd Degree (C Misdemeanor) (C-99-2969).

This notice is issued based on the dates of convictions (1997 – Pulaski County; 1999 – Saline 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.

Danny L. Reaves (Dermott): Theft of Property (B Felony) (CR 2001-60-1D).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2001 – Ashley 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.

Governor Hutchinson intends to grant the restoration of firearms right only to the following person:

Jackie Y. Robinson (Little Rock): Maintaining a Drug Premises (D Felony) (CR 93-2224A).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1994 – Pulaski County), the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further criminal-law violations. The Sheriff of Pulaski County has signed the Recommendation of the Chief Law Enforcement Officer as required by law. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

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