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For Immediate Release 12.02.2021

Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Intent to Grant Executive Clemency

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to grant 20 pardons and two restorations of firearm rights only. An additional 42 clemency requests were denied and zero had no action taken upon them. 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:

Edward M. Bartlett (Conway): Possession of Crystal Methamphetamine (C Felony)(CR97-733).

This notice is issued based on the dates of conviction (1998 – 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.

Robert Brison (Enid, OK): Criminal Mischief-II ($2500 or More) (D Felony), Fleeing (On Foot) (A Misdemeanor), and Violation of Omnibus DWI Act II (U Misdemeanor) (CR 2003-202).

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

Louis Burgess (Conway): Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Felony) (CR-1988-26B).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1989 – Perry 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.

Christopher D. Carman (Benton): Furnishing Prohibited Articles (C Felony) (CR-2004-32-3) and Theft Of Property ( $500 or Less or with Subjective Value) (A Misdemeanor) (CR-2004-32-3).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2004 – Saline County), the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further felony criminal-law violations. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

William Creed (Rochester, MN): Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana) with Intent to Deliver (C Felony) (CR-2009-40).

This notice is issued based on the date of convictions (2009 – Cleveland 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.

Melvin L. Cushman, Jr. (Austin): Harassment (Misdemeanor) (94-1-2633).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1995 – 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.

Kenny Dunham (Van Buren): Theft by Receiving (B Felony) (CR 90-93).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1990 – Crawford 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.

Glen Frala (Clarksville): Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (B Felony) (CR 2004-067), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Revocation) (B Felony) (CR 2004-067) and Manufacturing a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine (Y Felony) (CR 2008-055A).

This notice is issued based on the dates of conviction (2005 – Johnson County and 2008 – Johnson County), the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further felony criminal-law violations. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

Dena Horne (Conway): Possession Controlled Substance-2nd Offense (D Felony) (CR 2004-1051).

This notice is issued based on the date of convictions (2004 – 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.

Derrick Houston (McCrory): Possession of a Controlled Substance (C Felony) (CR 2000-504).

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

Jacob Ingoglia (Hot Springs National Park): Residential Burglary (B Felony) (CR-99-38), Theft of Property (A Misdemeanor) (CR-99-38).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1999 – Montgomery County), the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further felony criminal-law violations. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

Brenda King (Garland, TX): Battery in the Second Degree (D Felony) Resisting Arrest (A Misdemeanor) (CR99-468-3).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2000 – Saline County), the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further felony criminal-law violations. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

Valarie King (Camden): Forgery in the Second Degree(B Felony),Theft Of Property (B Felony)(CR 99-762).

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.

Rahansas Lewis (Fort Smith): Breaking and Entering (D Felony) and Theft of Property (C Felony) (CR95-238) Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm (B Felony) and 3rd Degree Battery (A Misdemeanor) (CR95-348).

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

Lewis Lynch (Parks): Theft Of Property over $2,500 (B Felony)(CR2002-034).

This notice is issued based on the date of convictions (2002 – 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.

Efrem V. Mason (Rison): Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana), 2 counts (C Felony) (CR-2007-51).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2007 – Cleveland 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.

Brittany Mills (Hamburg): Delivery of Schedule 1 Controlled Substance (Lisdexamfetamine) (B Felony), Delivery of Schedule 1 Controlled Substance (Lisdexamfetamine) (B Felony), and Delivery of Schedule 1 Controlled Substance (Lisdexamfetamine) (B Felony) (CR 2010-35).

This notice is issued based on the date of convictions (2010 – Ashley County), the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further felony criminal-law violations. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

Pete Morin (Huntsville): Theft of Property (C Felony) (CR-94-68B).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1995 – Madison 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.

Christopher D. Morton (Ozark, MO): Violation of Uniform Control Substance Act (Misdemeanor) (CR-2003-55418), Delivery of Marijuana (C Felony) (CR-2006-94), Delivery of Marijuana ( C Felony) ( CR-2006-95), Delivery of Marijuana (C Felony) (CR-2006-96).

This notice is issued based on the dates of conviction (2003 – Cleburne County and 2006 – Cleburne County), the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further felony criminal-law violations. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

Shawn Stocker (Mount Pleasant): Forgery II (C Felony) (CR 2002-421), Theft By Receiving ($500)(C Felony)(CR 2002-422), Possession of a Controlled Substance: Cocaine (C Felony), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (C Felony) (CR 2003-1725).

This notice is issued based on the date of convictions (2002 – Garland County and 2003 – Pulaski County), the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further felony criminal-law violations. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

Governor Hutchinson intends to grant the restoration of firearm rights only to the following person:

Stephen D. Arrowsmith (Mc Rae): Filing False Report (D Felony) and Theft of Leased Property (C Felony) (CR97-92).

This notice is issued based on the date of convictions (1997 – 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 Sheriff of White County has signed the Recommendation of the Chief Law Enforcement Officer as required by law. There are no law enforcement objections to the application

Annice Gunnells (Bigelow): Theft Of Property ($2,500 or more) (B Felony) (CR2007-1074).

This notice is issued based on the date of convictions (2008 – Fauklner 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 Perry 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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