Governor plans to pardon Pine Bluff man


A Pine Bluff man is one of 10 people that Gov. Mike Beebe intends to issue pardons to, according to the governor’s office.

Jimmy D. Logan was convicted of residential burglary and theft of property in Jefferson County Circuit Court in 1999 and, according to a news release from the governor’s office, he has completed all the terms of his sentence and there have been no further violations of the law. There are also no law enforcement objections to the application.

A second man who now lives in Georgia but was convicted in Cleveland County on drug-related charges is also on the list to be pardoned.

Daniel Vinson of Powder Springs, Ga., was convicted in 2004 of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. He also has completed all the terms of his sentence and there have been no further violations of criminal law. There are also no law enforcement objections to the application.

In addition to the 10 people slated to receive pardons, the governor turned down two requests, and eight others had no action taken on them.

There is a 30-day waiting period to receive public feedback before final action is taken.