Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Intent to Grant Executive Clemency

Date: 08.05.19

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to grant 15 pardons and 1 commutation. An additional 42 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: Stephanie Dunn Ashcraft (Bismarck): Possession of Cocaine (C Felony) (CR 2006-717). 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. Charles E. Brown (De Witt): Theft of Property (C Felony) (CR-90-132) and Theft of Property (C Felony) (CR-91-107); Theft of Property (C Felony), Criminal Mischief (C Felony), and Breaking or Entering (D Felony) (CR-93-137); Theft of Property (C Felony) (CR-93-50). This notice is issued based on the dates of convictions (1992 and 1993 – Arkansas County; 1995 – 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. Felicia Brown (Camden): Possession of a Controlled Substance (C Felony) (CR 95-1388). This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (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. Kimberly Brown (Tyronza): Hot Check Violation $200 or less (A Misdemeanor) (CR 2007-0220). This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2008 – 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. Theodis Brown, Sr. (North Little Rock): Domestic Battering 3rd Degree (U Misdemeanor) (LRCR-97-81-46); Violation of Domestic Order of Protection (U Misdemeanor) (LRCR-98-304). This notice is issued based on the dates of convictions (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. Timothy R. Bryeans (Manila): Possession of Cocaine (C Felony) (CR-98-84). This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1998 – Mississippi 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. Carroll L. Cooper (Batesville): Burglary (B Felony) and Grand Larceny (Unclassified Felony) (CR-75-56A). This notice is issued based on the date of convictions (1975 – Independence 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. Chuck B. Douglas (Arlington, TX): Breaking or Entering (Felony) (CR 79-149) and Theft of Firearm (Felony) (CR 79-150); Robbery (Felony) (CR 86-141); Attempted Robbery (Felony) (CR 86-142). This notice is issued based on the dates of convictions (1979, 1986, and 1986 – 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. Blake Fowlkes (Vilonia): Possession of a Controlled Substance Schedule I/II to-wit: Meth (C Felony) and Drug Paraphernalia (C Felony) (CR 2006-88). This notice is issued based on the date of convictions (2006 – 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 Prosecuting Attorney has raised objections to applicant's request. Michael Hamby (Mabelvale): Aggravated Robbery (Y Felony) (CR 95-3455); Breaking And Entering (D Felony) and Theft Of Property (C Felony) (CR 95-1869). This notice is issued based on the dates of convictions (1996 and 1996 – 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. Robbie E. Harris (Fayetteville): Carnal Abuse 3rd Degree (D Felony) (CR 2000-55). This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2001 – Perry 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 and Prosecuting Attorney have raised objections to applicant's request. Floyd Hatfield (Damascus): Possession of Drug Paraphernalia with Intent Use (C Felony) (CR 96-82). This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1996 – Mississippi 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 M. Hill (Conway): Theft of Property (C Felony) and Burglary (B Felony) (CR 92-123); Burglary (B Felony) and Theft of Property (C Felony) (CR 92-120). This notice is issued based on the dates of convictions (1992 – Lonoke County; 1993 – 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. Tyrell L. King (Waldron): Breaking or Entering (D Felony) (CR 2002-88C). This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2003 – Scott 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. Matthew Williams (Bono): Forgery (C Felony) (CR 91-11); Burglary (B Felony) and Theft of Property (C Felony) (CR 92-76); Carrying a Weapon (A Misdemeanor) (CR 2000-0233). This notice is issued based on the dates of convictions (1991 and 2001 – Craighead County; 1992 – Poinsett 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 person: Marvin L. Akins (ADC #077664): Aggravated Robbery (Y Felony) (1981-354). The governor has given notice of his intent to commute the sentence of Marvin L. Akins, who was convicted in Pulaski County in 1981 for the above offense, from a life sentence in the Arkansas Department of Correction to making him immediately parole eligible. The Prosecuting Attorney has raised objections to applicant's request. 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LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to grant 15 pardons and 1 commutation. An additional 42 clemency requests were denied and 4 had no action taken upon them. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates. ...