Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Intent to Grant Executive Clemency

Date: 02.04.19

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to grant 19 pardons and 1 restoration of firearm rights only. An additional 22 clemency requests were denied and 1 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:

Keith K. Baker (Walnut Ridge): Breaking or Entering (D Felony) and Theft of Property During a Criminal Episode (D Felony) (CR 2009-126).

This notice is issued based on the date of convictions (2010 – Lawrence 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 the applicant’s request. 

Anas Bensalah (Fort Smith): Aggravated Assault (D Felony) (CR-2006-653).

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

Keith Burress (Searcy): Possession > 9 grams Pseudoephedrine (D Felony), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia with Intent to Manufacture a Controlled Substance to wit: Methamphetamine (B Felony), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia with Intent to Use (C Felony), and Possession of Pseudoephedrine with Intent to Manufacture a Controlled Substance (D Felony) (CR 2003-176); Possession of Methamphetamine (C Felony) (CR 2003-192).

This notice is issued based on the dates of convictions (2004 – Jackson County; 2004 – 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.

Austin Cole (Harrisburg): Shoplifting (A Misdemeanor) (Case# 92-0144926); Burglary (B Felony) (CR 92-197); Theft of Property (A Misdemeanor) (Case# 92-0147259) and Public Intoxication (C Misdemeanor) (Case# 92-0147260); Fail to Comply with Court Order (Misdemeanor) (Case# 92-0154241); Forgery 2nd Degree 2 Counts (C Felony) (CR 93-607); Contempt-Failure to Pay (U Misdemeanor) (Case# 96-0021033); Possession of Cocaine (C Felony) (CR 97-501); Driving While Intoxicated (U Misdemeanor) (Case# 00-0013659); Contempt-Failure to Pay (U Misdemeanor) (Case# 01-0003432); Overdraft (U Misdemeanor) (Case# 02-5004637).

This notice is issued based on the dates of convictions (1992, 1992, 1992, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 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. 

Jon Farmer (North Little Rock): Possession of MDMA/Ecstasy (C Felony) (CR 2001-274).

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

Xylina Proffitt Fuentes (Greenbrier): Violation of Hot Check Law (C Felony) (CR 2005-87).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (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. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

Ronald D. Hipp (Stephens): Possession of Controlled Substance With Intent to Deliver (C Felony) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (C Felony) (CR 2000 61-2).

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

Harold Hollingsworth (Clarksville): Breaking or Entering, 2 counts (D Felony) and Theft of Property, 2 counts (A Misdemeanor) (CR 94-447); Forgery 2nd Degree (C Felony) (CR 95-655); Breaking or Entering 2 Counts (Revocation) (D Felony) (CR 94-447), Theft of Property 2 Counts (Revocation) (A Misdemeanor) (CR 94-447), and Forgery 2nd Degree (Revocation) (C Felony) (CR 95-655).

This notice is issued based on the dates of convictions (1994, 1995, and 1998 – 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. 

Danny Jones (Winslow): Violation of Arkansas Hot Check Law (C Felony) (CR 96-994); Violation of Arkansas Hot Check Law (Revocation) (C Felony) (CR 96-994).

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

Gary Keymer (Conway): Criminal Mischief in the first degree (C Felony) (CR 97-29); Criminal Mischief in the first degree (Revocation) (C Felony) (CR 97-29); Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, to wit: Marijuana (C Felony) (CR 2001-1917).

This notice is issued based on the dates of convictions (1997 and 1999 – Van Buren County; 2001 – Pulaski County), the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further criminal-law violations. The Van Buren County Prosecuting Attorney has raised objections to applicant's request.

Bruce King (Jacksonville): Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver (Y Felony) (CR 93-500-1) and Possession of a Controlled Substance (C Felony) (CR 93-725-1).

This notice is issued based on the date of convictions (1994 – 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.

Antoinette Lee (Little Rock): Theft of Property (C Felony) and Fraudulent Use Of Credit Card (C Felony) (CR 2006-3783).

This notice is issued based on the date of convictions (2007 – 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.

William Lindsey (Pocahontas): Theft of Property (C Felony) (CR 2000-160).

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

Eric Martin (De Valls Bluff): Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver (Y Felony) and Possession of a Controlled Substance (C Felony) (CR 92-384); Possession of a Controlled Substance (D Felony) (CR 99-29).

This notice is issued based on the dates of convictions (1992 – St. Francis County; 2000 – Prairie 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.

Larry G. Miller (Mabelvale): Burglary (B Felony) and Arson (B Felony) (CR-91-754-1).

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

Davey L. Mitchell (Marion): Possession with Intent to Sell (C Felony) (CR-97-837).

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

Schuyler Morton (Kansas City, MO): Possession of a Controlled Substance, Cocaine (C Felony) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (C Felony) (CR 2002-2070-1).

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 criminal-law violations. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

Jerry D. Sparkman (Black Oak): Possession of Schedule VI Controlled Substance with Intent (C Felony) (CR-99-157).

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.

Charles Winn (Paragould): Possession of Methamphetamine (C Felony) and Carrying a Prohibited Weapon (D Felony) (CR 98-230).

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

Governor Hutchinson intends to grant the restoration of firearms right only to the following person:

James R. Wolfe (Horseshoe Bend): Theft of Property, 4 Counts (C Felony) (CR 93-326-1, CR 93-342-1, and CR 93-351-1).

This notice is issued based on the date of convictions (1993 – Jefferson 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 of Izard County has signed the Recommendation of the Chief Law Enforcement Officer as required by law. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

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LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to grant 19 pardons and 1 restoration of firearm rights only. An additional 22 clemency requests were denied and 1 had no action taken upon it. These include requests...