Berryville man is one of four pardoned by Governor Beebe

Friday, May 20, 2011

LITTLE ROCK - Governor Mike Beebe has announced his intent to grant four pardons, including one to a Berryville man. An additional 20 clemency requests were denied and 25 had no action taken upon them. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates.

The four applicants intended for pardons have completed all jail time, fulfilled all parole-and-probationary requirements and paid all fines related to their sentences, according to a press release from the governor's office. There is a 30-day waiting period to receive public feedback on the pardons before final action is taken.

Jonathan J. Heathcock, of Berryville, had been serving a prison sentence since 1998 after a conviction on a charge of possession of methamphetamine.

This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1998 - Carroll County), the fact that all terms of the applicant's sentence have been completed and there have been no further criminal-law violations. There have been no law-enforcement objections to the application, according to the governor's office.

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