Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Intent to Grant Executive Clemency

Date: 07.02.20

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to grant 10 pardons and one commutation. An additional 35 clemency requests were denied and two 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: Dale A. Beason (Las Vegas, NV): Theft of Property over $200 (C Felony) (CR 89-14), Residential Burglary (B Felony) and Theft of Property (C Felony) (CR 89-54), and Theft by Receiving (C Felony) and Felon in Possession of a Firearm (D Felony)(CR 92-171-1). This notice is issued based on the dates of conviction (1989 - Garland County, 1989 - Hot Spring County, and 1992 - Hot Spring 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. Katie M. Bostian (Hot Springs): Failure to Appear (C Felony) (CR 2004-26) and Failure To Appear (Revocation) (C Felony) (CR 2004-26). This notice is issued based on the dates of conviction (2005 - Pope County and 2006 - 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. Angela Dunn (Magnolia): Filing False Police Report (D Felony)(CR 2001-14) This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2001 - Columbia 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. Martha I. Eads Sells (Stuttgart): Possession of Methamphetamine (Sch. II) W/Intent to Deliver (Y Felony) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (C Felony) (CR 2005-00059).  This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2006 – Arkansas 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. Gerald H. Funkhouse, Jr. (Fayetteville): Theft by Receiving (C Felony) (CR-98-450). This notice is issued based on the date of convictions (1998 - 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. Sandra R. Liles (Batesville): Theft Of Property (C Felony) (CR-97-15). This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1998 - Izard 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. Eddie J. Stratton (El Dorado): Battery (Felony)(CR 83-1). This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1983 - Calhoun 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. Charles A. Morman (Godfrey, IL): Possession Of a Handgun by a Minor (D Felony)(CR 97-448-2), Theft by Receiving (B Felony) (CR-97-448-2), Residential Burglary (B Felony) (CR 97-523-2), Theft of Property (B Felony) (CR 97-523-2), Theft of Property (C Felony) (CR 97-523-2), and Theft of Property (C Felony) (CR 97-525-2). This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1997 – Jefferson 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. Kenneth E. Williams (North Little Rock): Theft of Property by Deception (Revocation (Felony)(CR 79-1549), Forgery 2nd degree 5 counts (Felony)(CR 80-1999), Forgery 5 counts (Felony)(CR 80-1838), Delivery of a Controlled Substance, 2 Counts (Y Felony) (CR 90-1505),Possession of Controlled Substance with Intent (Y Felony) (CR 91-1542). This notice is issued based on the dates of conviction (1981 - Pulaski County and 1992 - 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. Timothy D. Withers (Hot Springs): Theft of Property (C Felony)(CR 94-133) and Theft of Property 2 counts (B Felony)(CR 94-65-1). This notice is issued based on the dates of conviction (1994 - Washington County and 1995 - 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.  Governor Hutchinson intends to grant a commutation of sentence to the following people: Rogelio Reyes (ADC #094046): Possession of Cocaine w/Intent to Deliver (Y Felony) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (C Felony) (1995-342) (Jury Trial). The Governor has given notice of his intent to commute the sentence of Rogelio Reyes, who was convicted in Sebastian County in 1996 for the above offenses, from a total Life and 360 months  in the Department of Correction to making him immediately parole eligible. The Prosecuting Attorney has raised objections to applicant's request. CONTACT: Press Shop (press@governor.arkansas.gov) Read More
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LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to grant 10 pardons and one commutation. An additional 35 clemency requests were denied and two had no action taken upon them. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmate...