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For Immediate Release

06.07.2018

Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Intent to Grant Executive Clemency

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to grant 16 pardons. An additional 6 clemency requests were denied and 6 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:

Wilson Foreman (Road Oaks, OK): Possession of a Controlled Substance, Methamphetamine (C Felony) (CR-92-347).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1992 – Washington 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. 

William Wheeler (Rogers): Delivery of Non-Controlled Substance represented to be Controlled Substance (B Felony) (CR-95-388).

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

Delores Baker Ward (Wichita, KS): Theft over $200 (C Felony) (CR 89-140); Theft over $200 (Probation Revocation) (C Felony) (CR 89-140).

This notice is issued based on the dates of convictions (1989 and 1990 – 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. 

Loretta Walker (Berryville): Possession of Methamphetamine, 2 counts (C Felony) (CR-98-111 ED) and Possession of Methamphetamine (C Felony) (CR-99-7 ED).

This notice is issued based on the date of convictions (2000 – Carroll 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.

Donnie R. Savage, Jr (Pine Bluff): Theft by Receiving (A Misdemeanor) (CR-2012-144-1).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2012 – 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.

Richard Luper (Jonesboro): Battery II (D Felony) (CR-2002-0993).

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

Christopher Picard (Cabot): Possession of a Controlled Substance, Methamphetamine (C Felony) (CR-92-347).

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

Deanna Michelle Hallum Pettit (Maumelle): Residential Burglary (B Felony) (CR 2001-4021).

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

Shannon W. Overton (Lowell): Criminal Mischief, 2 counts (A Misdemeanor) (Case 1-0308554A).

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

Marcus Johnson (Searcy): Robbery (B Felony) (CR-2005-85).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2005 – White 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.

Leslie Holmes DeWald (Fort Worth, TX): Violation of the Arkansas Hot Check Law (C Felony) (CR 2000-379-II).

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

Daryl Legg (Sallisaw, OK): Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver (Y Felony) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (C Felony) (CR 94-274 B); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (C Felony) (CR 95-832);

This notice is issued based on the dates of convictions (1994 and 1995 – Sebastian 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. 

Kevin Prichard (Drasco): Possession of a Controlled Substance, 3 counts (C Felony) (CR-88-2417).

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

Stephen G. Coleman (Little Rock): Burglary (Felony) and Grand Larceny (Felony) (Docket 9861).

This notice is issued based on the date of convictions (1973 – Craighead 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.

Seth Koscheski (Merriam Woods Village, MO): Possession Drug Paraphernalia (C Felony) (CR 97-1366); Possession of a Controlled Substance (C Felony) (CR 2005-0272-1).

This notice is issued based on the dates of convictions (1997 – Washington County; 2005 – Benton County), the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further criminal-law violations. The Washington County Prosecuting Attorney has raised objections to applicant's request.

Paul A. Jones (Pine Bluff): Assault 2nd Degree (Misdemeanor) (Docket 06-1566/054040348).

This notice is issued based on the date of convictions (2006 – Washington 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 has raised objections to applicant's request.

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