Parole Board recommends three for pardons


Three Southeast Arkansas residents were among 19 people recommended for a pardon by the Arkansas Parole Board, while the application of a fourth Southeast Arkansas resident was rejected. The Board also turned down applications from three Southeast Arkansas residents to have their sentences commuted.

The recommendations will be forwarded to Gov. Mike Beebe, who will make the final decision.

The three who recommended for a pardon, the crime they were convicted of and the county of conviction are as follows:

• Thomas Henderson, aggravated assault, second-degree domesetic battery and terroristic threatening, Arkansas County.

• Jimmy D. Logan, residential burglary and theft of property, Jefferson County.

• Daniel Vinson, possession of a controlled substance crystal methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia, Cleveland County.

Jenice Lee, who was convicted of third-degree dometic battery in Jefferson County, was turned down in her request for a pardon.

The three who applied to have their sentences commuted, the crime they were convicted of and county of conviction are as follows:

• Antoine Carter, first-degree murder, Jefferson County.

• Ronnie Harrison, rape and second-degree battery, Sebastian and Jefferson Counties.

* Jody Reams, second-degree escape, forgery, fraudulent use of a credit card, forgery, hot check violaiton and aggravated robbery, Calhoun, Dallas, Union and Bradley Counties.