Governor Pardons Central Texas Woman

AUSTIN (December 21, 2012)—Gov. Rick Perry granted clemency to 14 people Friday in response to favorable recommendations from the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles including a Hillsboro woman convicted of debit card abuse 20 years ago.

Perry granted a full pardon to Kari Lynn Price, 38, who was convicted in 1993 when she was 19 and was sentenced to five years deferred adjudication probation, fined $1,500 and ordered to pay $510 restitution.

Full List Of Grants Of Clemency
(Source: Texas Governor’s Office)

•Kyndel Wayne Bennett, 41, of Austin, was convicted of public intoxication in 1988 at the age of 17. He was sentenced to pay a $215 fine. He is granted a full pardon.

•Mary Lee Cloud, 50, of Houston, was convicted of carrying a weapon in 1989 at the age of 27. She was sentenced to four days in jail, and paid a $100 fine. She is granted a full pardon.

•Earl Andrew Cooksey, 59, of Kansas City, Kansas, was convicted of possession of marijuana in 1972 at the age of 18. He was sentenced to three years probation. He is granted a full pardon and restoration of firearm rights.

•Joe Neil Fife, 56, of McKinney, was convicted of fleeing from the police in 1974 at the age of 17. He was sentenced to five days in jail. He is granted a full pardon.

•Ester M. Hewitt, 37, of Houston, was convicted of hindering apprehension in 1997 at the age of 22. She was sentenced to nine days in jail. She is granted a full pardon.

•James L. Jones Jr., 35, of El Paso, was convicted of unlawfully carrying a weapon in 2000 at the age of 23. He was sentenced to pay a $250 fine. He is granted a full pardon.

•Glenn Sabastian Lyon, 38, of Houston, was convicted of criminal mischief in 1995 at the age of 20. He was sentenced to two years probation, and paid $4891.32 restitution. He is granted a full pardon.

•Michael LaShay Pierson, 40, of Lancaster, was convicted of unlawfully carrying a weapon in 1993 at the age of 20. He was sentenced to pay a $100 fine. He is granted a full pardon.

•Kari Lynn (Cook) Price, 38, of Hillsboro, was convicted of debit card abuse in 1993 at the age of 19. She was sentenced to five years deferred adjudication probation, and given a $1,500 fine and paid $510 restitution. She is granted a full pardon.

•Suzi Kim (Brown) Prokell, 41, of Aledo, was convicted of credit card abuse in 1991 at the age of 19. She was sentenced to 10 years in prison, which was probated for six years, and given a $1,000 fine and paid $200 restitution. She is granted a full pardon.

•Raul Alejandro Ruiz, 38, of San Antonio, was convicted of unlawfully carrying a weapon in 1992 at the age of 18. He was sentenced to 22 days in jail, and paid a $400 fine. He is granted a full pardon.

•Matthew Tristan, 45, of Humble, was convicted of assault in 1985 at the age of 18. He was sentenced to 21 days in jail. He is granted a full pardon.

•David Martin Gonzales, 57, of Corpus Christi, was convicted of a violation of a protective order and assault in 2000 at the age of 45. For the violation of a protective order, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison, which was probated for five years. For the assault, he was sentenced to 30 days in jail and paid $6,304.00 restitution. He is granted a full pardon.

•Charles Henry Havens, 43, of Fate, was convicted of assault in 1987 at the age of 18 and theft in 1988 at the age of 19. For the assault, he was sentenced to three months of deferred adjudication probation and paid a $100 fine. For the theft, he was sentenced to six months of deferred adjudication probation and paid a $100 fine. He is granted a full pardon.


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