Ma­bel­vale man ex­pected to re­ceive gov­er­nor par­don

The Saline Courier - - FRONT PAGE - By Sarah Perry [email protected]­ton­courier.com

A Ma­bel­vale man con­victed in the 1990s is ex­pected to re­ceive a par­don from Gov. Asa Hutchin­son.

Hutchin­son an­nounced Tues­day that he in­tends to par­don 15 peo­ple, in­clud­ing Michael Hamby of Ma­bel­vale.

Hamby was con­victed of ag­gra­vated rob­bery, break­ing and en­ter­ing and theft of prop­erty in 1996 in Pu­laski County.

In a state­ment about the par­don, Hutchin­son notes the date of the con­vic­tion.

“The ap­pli­cant’s sen­tence has been com­pleted and there have been no fur­ther crim­i­nal-law vi­o­la­tions,” ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease.

There were no law en­force­ment ob­jec­tions to the ap­pli­ca­tion.

Other peo­ple ex­pected to be par­doned in­clude:

• Stephanie Dunn Ashcraft, of Bis­marck, who was con­victed of pos­ses­sion of co­caine.

• Charles E. Brown, of Dewitt, who was con­victed of four counts of theft of

prop­erty, crim­i­nal mis­chief and break­ing or en­ter­ing.

• Feli­cia Brown, of Cam­den, who was con­victed of pos­ses­sion of a con­trolled sub­stance.

• Kim­berly Brown, of Ty­ronza, who was con­victed of a mis­de­meanor for a hot check vi­o­la­tion.

• Theodis Brown Sr., of North Lit­tle Rock, who was con­victed of mis­de­meanors for do­mes­tic bat­tery and vi­o­la­tion of a do­mes­tic bat­tery or­der of pro­tec­tion.

• Ti­mothy R. Bryeans, of Manila, who was con­victed of pos­ses­sion of co­caine.

• Car­roll L. Cooper, of Batesville, who was con­victed of bur­glary and grand lar­ceny.

• Chuck B. Dou­glas, of Ar­ling­ton, Texas, who was con­victed of break­ing or en­ter­ing, theft of a firearm, rob­bery and at­tempted rob­bery.

• Blake Fowlkes, of Vilo­nia, who was con­victed of pos­ses­sion of a con­trolled sub­stance and pos­ses­sion of drug para­pher­na­lia.

• Rob­bie E. Har­ris, of Fayettevil­le, who was con­victed of third de­gree car­nal abuse.

• Floyd Hat­field, of Da­m­as­cus, who was con­victed of pos­ses­sion of drug para­pher­na­lia.

• John M. Hill, of Con­way, who was con­victed of two counts of theft of prop­erty and two counts of bur­glary.

• Tyrell L. King, of Wal­dron, who was con­victed of break­ing or en­ter­ing.

• Matthew Wil­liams, of Bono, who was con­victed of forgery, bur­glary, theft of prop­erty and a mis­de­meanor for car­ry­ing a weapon.

Hutchin­son also noted he in­tent­eds to grant a com­mu­ta­tion of sen­tence to Marvin L. Akins who was con­victed of ag­gra­vated rob­bery in Pu­laski County in 1981. With the gov­er­nor’s ac­tion, Akins, who re­ceived a life sen­tence, will be im­me­di­ately pa­role el­i­gi­ble.

The pros­e­cut­ing at­tor­ney has raised ob­jec­tions.

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