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A McGehee man and a Banks man are among 15 people that Gov. Asa Hutchinson intends to pardon, according to a news release issued Monday.

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.

Donald R. Deaton of McGehee was convicted in 1988 of burglary and theft of property in Drew County. The notice of pardon is based on the date of the conviction, the fact that all terms of Deaton’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further criminal law violations. There are no law enforcement objections to the application for pardon.

Jeremy L. Davis of Banks was convicted in 1996 of five counts of residential burglary and four counts of commercial burglary in Chicot County. The notice of pardon is based on the date of convictions, the fact that all terms of Davis’ sentence have been completed and there have been no further criminal-law violations. There are no law enforcement objections to the application.

An additional 30 clemency requests were denied and one had no action taken upon it. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates.

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