Gov. Hutchinson intends to grant 11 pardons

Gov. Hutchinson intends to grant 11 pardons

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Governor Asa Hutchinson announced his intent to grant 11 pardons and two restorations of firearms rights Thursday.

An additional 37 clemency requests were denied.

These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates.

One of the restoration of firearms rights is for a Region 8 man.

Brian Stevens out of Paragould was arrested in 2004 for felony possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver.

There are no law enforcement objections to the application because all terms of Stevens' sentence has been completed and there are no further criminal violations.

The other man whose firearms rights are expected to be restored to is Derrick Hughes of Jacksonville.

Governor Hutchinson plans to grant pardons to the following people:

James M. Ashley of Charlotte was arrested in 2006 in Independence County for manufacture of marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of meth.

Teisha Caldwell of North Little Rock had charges from 1998, 2001 and 2002. They include possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, fleeing, resisting arrest and forgery.

James D'Arezzo of Little Rock faced charges of possession of marijuana in 2000.

Heather Drye of Zachary, LA was arrested in 2004 in Faulkner County for theft of property $2,500 or more and breaking or entering.

Fakeesha Goins of Pine Bluff faced charges of shoplifting in 1996.

Brandon K. Martin of Cabot was arrested in 2004. He faced charges for possession and delivery of marijuana.

Oscar J. Mendoza of Conway was arrested in Faulkner County in 2000 for domestic battering.

Twana Nixon of Fort Smith faced charges from 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996. Those charges were for two counts of possession of instruments of crime, three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, delivery of marijuana and possession of methamphetamine.

Deldrick Parks of Little Rock was charged with theft of property out of Pulaski County in 1997.

Luis E. Sieler of North Little Rock was arrested in 2002 in Pope County. He faced a controlled substance charge.

Kelly G. Snodgrass faced charges for domestic battery, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia out of Pulaski County in 1999 and 2000.

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.

Copyright 2015 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android