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Newport Independent - Newport, AR
  • Governor Beebe announces intent to grant pardons

  • Governor  Mike Beebe today announced his intent to grant nine pardons.  An  additional 24 clemency requests were denied and 22 had no action taken  upon them.  These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates.

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  • Governor Mike Beebe today announced his intent to grant nine pardons. An additional 24 clemency requests were denied and 22 had no action taken upon them. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates.
    The nine 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 pardons before final action is taken.
    Governor Beebe intends to grant pardons to the following people:
    Michael Barrow (Marmaduke): Residential Burglary, Theft of Property
    This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2000 - 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.
    Jimmy Cowan (Dover): Burglary, Grand Larceny
    This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1973 - 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.
    Kelsey Edwards (Fort Smith): Possession of an Instrument of Crime
    This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2008 - 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.
    Randy Golden (Hot Springs): Delivery of Marijuana
    This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1993 - 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.
    Shannon Bayless Morrison (Hot Springs): Delivery of LSD
    This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1992 - 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.
    Shane Staggs (Little Rock): Burglary, Theft of Property, Theft by Receiving, Battery
    This notice is issued based on the dates of conviction (1991 - Pulaski County, 1997 - Pulaski County District), the fact that all terms of the applicant's sentences have been completed and there have been no further criminal-law violations. There are no law-enforcement objections to the application.
    Scot Waldo (Sherwood): Delivery of Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Instruments of Crime
    This notice is issued based on the dates of conviction (1990, 2002, 2003 - Pulaski County, 2001 - Sherwood District), the fact that all terms of the applicant's sentences have been completed and there have been no further criminal-law violations. There are no law-enforcement objections to the application.
    Page 2 of 2 - Jason Walton (Jonesboro): Delivery of Marijuana
    This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1999 - 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.
    James Watts, Jr. (Searcy): Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
    This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2001 - White 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.
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