Governor To Grant Executive Clemency


Governor Asa Hutchinson announced on Monday his intent to grant 18 pardons. An additional 43 clemency requests were denied and 17 had no action taken.

Among the pardons: Trenity Roberts, of Bald Knob, who was convicted in White County in 2004 for delivery of a schedule II controlled substance; Joyce S. Parker, of Augusta, convicted in White County in 1999 for theft of property-shoplifting; William Presnull, of Houston, convicted in Perry County in 1999 for three counts of Commercial Burglary and theft of property; Mark Pace, of Atkins, in Conway County in 2005 and 2006 for two counts of forgery; and James Shelton, of Newport, convicted in Arkansas County in 1993 for possession of a controlled substance.   MORE

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