3 area residents among Governor’s intended pardons


Three area residents are among 11 Governor Asa Hutchinson has announced he intends to pardon.

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.

Marion County resident Roger Arnold of Yellville is among the three whom Governor Hutchinson intends to pardon.

Arnold was convicted in Boone County in 1981 of felony theft of property by receiving. All terms of his sentence have been completed, and he has had no further criminal-law violations. The sheriff has raised objections to Arnold's request.

Newton County resident Angela L. Johnson of Western Grove is also on the list to be pardoned. Johnson was convicted in Boone County in 2006 of charges of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. All terms of her sentence have been completed, and she has had no further criminal-law violations. The sheriff has raised objections to Johnson's request.

The third area resident on the Governor's list for intended pardons is Fulton County resident Vernon Moore of Salem.

Moore was convicted in Izard County in 2003 of attempted manufacture of methamphetamine, a probation revocation for attempted manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia; and possession of a firearm by certain person

All terms of Moore's sentence have been completed, and he has had no further criminal-law violations. There are no law enforcement objections to Moore's application.

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