Gov. Beebe announces intent to pardon two in Southeast Arkansas


LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe on Thursday announced his intent to grant seven pardons, including two in Southeast Arkansas.

An additional 61 clemency requests were denied and 22 had no action taken upon them. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates.

The seven 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 commutation and pardons before final action is taken.

The Southeast Arkansas pardons are:

• Shannon P. Sanders of Sheridan — Theft of Property, Breaking and Entering — This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1998 — Jefferson County), the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further criminal-law violations. There are no law-enforcement objections to the application.

• Wesley D. Vanlandingham of Pine Bluff — Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property — This notice is issued based on the dates of conviction (1969, 1973 — Jefferson County), the fact that all terms of the applicant’s sentences have been completed and there have been no further criminal-law violations. There are no law-enforcement objections to the application.