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Governor announces intent to grant pardons

By Dale Gathright, Jr., 01/7/22 10:16 PM

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has announced his intent to grant 21 pardons, three restorations of firearm rights only, and one commutation. An additional 24 clemency requests were denied. 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. The list includes:

Lance E. McCoy (La Marque, TX): Breaking or Entering 5 counts (D Felony) (CR2006-108-I),Theft By Receiving over $2,500 (B Felony) Breaking or Entering 3 counts (D Felony) (CR2006-156-I), Burglary-Residential (B Felony) Theft Of Property $500 (C Felony) (CR2007-002N), Breaking or Entering 5 counts (D Felony) (Revocation) (CR2006-108-1), Theft By Receiving over $2,500 (B Felony) Breaking or Entering 3 counts (D Felony) (Revocation) (CR2006-156-I),

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2006 – Garland County, 2007 – Nevada County, 2007 – 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.

Lindsey McWilliams (Magnolia): Delivery of Schedule I/II Controlled Substance <2g (Not methamphetamine/Cocaine) (C Felony) (CR-16-32).

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (2016 – 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.