Gov. Asa Hutchinson has announced his intent pardon a Bradley County man and commute the sentence of a man sentenced to 90 years in prison for drug offenses Drew County.
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Hutchinson intends to pardon Donald Hargraves, of Banks.
Hargraves was convicted 30 years ago of aggravated assault, criminal mischief, delivery of cocaine and possession of cocaine in Bradley County.
The governor’s intent to pardon Hargraves is based on the date of the convictions (1991), the fact that all terms of his sentence have been completed and there have been no further felony convictions. There are no law enforcement objections.
The governor has also given notice to commute the 90-year sentence of Kedrick T. Darrough, Sr., making him immediately parole eligible.
Darrough was convicted in 2006 in Drew County of possession of cocaine with the intent to deliver and possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver (subsequent convictions).
There are no law enforcement objections.
Gov. Hutchinson on Thursday announced his intent to grant eight pardons, including Hargraves; two commutations, including Darrough; and one restoration of firearm rights only. An additional 50 clemency requests were denied and two had no action taken upon them. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates.