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For Immediate Release 11.01.2022

Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Intent to Grant Executive Clemency

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to grant 10 pardons and two commutations. An additional 51 clemency requests were denied and none 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:

Hope Davis (Benton): Fraud Use Of Credit Card (C Felony) and Theft Of Property, 4 counts (C Felony) (CR 2007-1057). 

This notice is issued based on the dates of conviction (2008 - 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.

Philip A. Guthrie (Whitewright, TX): Breaking or Entering, 2 counts (D Felony) (CR-2003-302).

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

Mary L. Hillis (Heber Springs): Burglary (B Felony) and Theft of Property (C Felony) (Revocation) (CR-88-94), and Burglary (B Felony) and Theft of Property (C Felony) (CR-92-188).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1993 – Cleburne County), the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further Arkansas criminal-law violations. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

Jackie D. Hoffarth (Vian, OK): Criminal Mischief-1st Degree (C Felony) (CR-88-358).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1988 – Washington 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.

Gamalia Miller (Rector): Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine (C Felony), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (C Felony) (CR-2001-97), and Conspiracy to Manufacture Schedule II Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine (A Felony) (CR-2002-92).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2002 – Greene County and 2004 – Greene County), the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further Arkansas criminal-law violations. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

Horacio M. Rodriguez (Rogers): Breaking or Entering (D Felony) (CR-97-171).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1997 – Washington County), the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further felony criminal-law violations. The Sheriff has raised objections to the application.

Nathan D. Shrum (Mansfield): Battery-2nd Degree (D Felony) (GCR-2009-47) and Criminal Mischief-1st Degree (C Felony) (GCR-2009-457).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2009 – Sebastian 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.

Donald I. Strope (Williford): Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine (C Felony) (CR-99-16).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1999 – Greene 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.

Kenneth Washington Jr. (Little Rock): Violation of Hot Check Law (C Felony) (CR-97-885).

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

Felix L. Young (Tuckerman): Forgery 2nd Degree, 18 counts (C Felony) (CR 87-68), Possession of Cocaine (C Felony) (CR 91-112) and Felon in Possession of Firearm (D Felony) (CR 92-19),  

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1988 – Jackson County and 1996 – Jackson County), the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further Arkansas criminal-law violations. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

Governor Hutchinson intends to grant a commutation of sentence to the following person:

Glen A. Williams (ADC #119823): Manufacture of Controlled Substance Methamphetamine (Y Felony) (2000-42), Possession of Controlled Substance w/intent to Deliver Methamphetamine (Y Felony) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia w/Intent to Manufacture Methamphetamine (B Felony) (2000-42); 

The governor has given notice of his intent to commute the sentence of Glen A. Williams, who was convicted in Fulton County in 2001 for the above offenses, from 1200 months in the Department of Correction to making him immediately parole eligible. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

Walter Bowden (ADC #068024): Murder-1st Degree (Unclassified Felony) (1974-63).

The governor has given notice of his intent to commute the sentence of Walter Bowden, who was convicted in Pulaski County in 1975 for the above offense, from Life in the Department of Correction to making him immediately parole eligible. The Prosecuting Attorney has raised objections to the application.

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