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For Immediate Release

09.06.2017

Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Intent to Grant Executive Clemency

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to grant 17 pardons and 1 commutation. An additional 36 clemency requests were denied and 4 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:

Jerrill W. Holmes (Fort Smith): Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver (Felony) (CR-82-381); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (C Felony) and Possession of Methamphetamine (C Felony) (CR-2001-204) and Non-Support (D Felony) (CR-2002-10).

This notice is issued based on the dates of convictions (1983 and 2002 – 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.

David W. Anemone (Hot Springs): Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (C Felony) (CR-2002-458-IV).

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

Holli R. Burns (Port Charlotte, FL): Forgery in the 2nd Degree (C Felony) (CR-95-286).

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

Debbie Smith Cotton (Pine Bluff): Theft of Property (A Misdemeanor) (PBCR 89-01145); Fail to Appear for Plea (Misdemeanor) (PBCR 90-01176); Theft of Property (C Felony) (CR 94-3379A); Domestic Battery (A Misdemeanor) (PBCR 96-06714); and Violate Curfew Ordinance (Misdemeanor) (PBCR 97-05782).

This notice is issued based on the dates of convictions (1990, 1996 and 1997 – Jefferson County; 1995 – 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.

Lora Green (Little Rock): Theft of Property (C Felony) (CR-92-414); Battery 3rd Degree (A Misdemeanor) (CR-94001735), Criminal Impersonation (A Misdemeanor) (CR-94001734), Disorderly Conduct (A Misdemeanor) (CR-94001733), Public Intoxication (A Misdemeanor) (CR-94111732) and Fail to Appear (Misdemeanor) (CR-94005829); Possession of Marijuana (A Misdemeanor) (case no. 97-1-3904); Contempt of Court (A Misdemeanor) (case no. 00-1-4664); Contempt of Court (A Misdemeanor) (case no. 00-1-4665).

This notice is issued based on the dates of convictions (1992, 1994, 1997 and 1998 – 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.

Robert M. Hill (Dierks): Manufacturing a Controlled Substance-Marijuana (C Felony) (CR-2001-115).

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

Michael T. Alverson (Harrison): Making and Uttering Hot Checks (C Felony) (CR-98-107).

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

Justin P. Bartholomew (Rogers): Possession of a Controlled Substance, Methamphetamine (C Felony) (CR-2000-1293-2); Theft of Services (A Misdemeanor) (case no 02-61063).

This notice is issued based on the dates of convictions (2001 and 2002 – Benton 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.

John W. Burton (Bryant): Theft Of Property (B Felony) (CR-1996-2815).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1997 – 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.

Shannon Wheeler Casey (Vilonia): Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (C Felony) (CR-1992-388).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1992 – Faulkner County), the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further Arkansas criminal-law violations. The Prosecuting Attorney and Sheriff have raised objections to the applicant’s request.

Lance Duncan (Jonesboro): Aggravated Assault (D Felony) (CR 2000-362).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2000 – Craighead 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.

Loyd Faulkner (Perryville): Possession of Burglary Tools (Unclassified Felony) (Case no 11,289) and Burglary and Grand Larceny (Unclassified Felonies) (Case no 11,290); Burglary (Unclassified Felony) and Grand Larceny (Unclassified Felony) (Case no 2739); Burglary (Unclassified Felony) (Case no 3118).

This notice is issued based on the dates of convictions (1960 – Garland County; 1960 and 1965 – 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.

Michael Gray (Little Rock): Fraudulent Use Of Credit Card (C Felony) (CR-2006-3338).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2006 – 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. 

George W. Floyd (Clarksville): Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (C Felony) (CR-1994-153); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (C Felony) (CR-1995-289; Possession of a Controlled Substance (C Felony) (CR-2000-130).

This notice is issued based on the dates of convictions (1994, 1995 and 2000 – 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.

Jerome Hill Grave (West Memphis): Battery 2nd Degree (D Felony) (CR-88-173).

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

Michael L. Burgess (Calico Rock): Petty Theft (A Misdemeanor) (#88-13317); Possession of Methamphetamine (C Felony) , Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (C Felony) (CR-01-85) and Violation of the Arkansas Hot Check Law (C Felony) (CR-01-61); Attempted Manufacture of Methamphetamine (A Felony) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia with Intent to Manufacture Methamphetamine (B Felony) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Amended from Possession of Amonia in a Container) (C Felony)  (CR-2000-1488).

This notice is issued based on the dates of convictions (1988 – Independence County; 2002 – Cleburne County; 2002 – 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 Faulkner County Sheriff has raised objections to the applicant’s request. 

Marvin K. Guess (Denver, CO): Manufacture of a Controlled Substance (C Felony) (CR 1987-37); Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver (Y Felony), Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Y Felony) and Carrying a Prohibited Weapon (A Misdemeanor) (CR 1996-124).

This notice is issued based on the dates of convictions (1988 and 1997 – Carroll 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 commutation to the following person:

Irene Waddle (ADC #706175): Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver (Y Felony), Distribution Near Certain Facilities (Unclassified), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (C Felony), and Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver (C Felony) (2002-73).

The governor has given notice of his intent to commute the sentence of Irene Waddle, who was convicted in Scott County in 2003 for the above offenses, from a total of 360 months to serve in the Arkansas Department of Correction to being immediately parole eligible. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

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