A Batesville man is among 14 individuals who will receive a pardon from Gov. Asa Hutchinson.
The governor said his intent is to grant the 14 pardons, three restorations of firearm rights only, and four commutations.
Sixty-two people were denied pardons.
The Batesville man, Joshua Karns, was convicted in Independence County Circuit Court in 1990 of five counts of burglary, two counts of theft of property, and one count of forgery in the second degree.
Hutchinson said the pardon was awarded because Karns completed his 30-year prison sentence, and there have been no further criminal law violations. In addition, there were no law enforcement objections to Karns’ application.
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