Court reports for Aug. 2, 2020

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The following judgments were recently handed down in Kenai District Court:

Robert Allen Brocker, 66, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief, committed Jan. 11. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail with all but time served suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited items seized, ordered to have no contact with victim or with Botanical Rhapsody Organics in Soldotna, and was placed on probation for 24 months.

Monika L. Howard, 43, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to false information or report, committed July 19. She was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 89 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, and placed on probation for 12 months.

Nicholas John Pedersen, 44, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Aug. 24, 2019. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail, credited for three days active jail time for time spent in treatment, fined $2,000 with $500 suspended, a $150 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had his license revoked for 90 days, ordered ignition interlock for six months, ordered not to possess, consume or buy alcohol for two years, and placed on probation for two years. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Nicholas John Pedersen, 44, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Nov. 1, 2019. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 87 days suspended, credited for three days active jail time for time spent in treatment,, fined $2,000 with $500 suspended, a $150 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had his license revoked for 90 days, ordered ignition interlock for six months, ordered not to possess, consume or buy alcohol for two years, and placed on probation for two years. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Nicholas J. Pedersen, 44, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to one count of driving under the influence and one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed Dec. 31, 2019. On count one, he was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 87 days suspended, credited for three cays active jail time for time spent in treatment, fined a $150 jail surcharge, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had his license revoked for 90 days, ordered ignition interlock for six months, ordered not to possess, consume or buy alcohol for two years, and placed on probation for two years. On count two, he was placed on probation for 24 months.

Sean Patrick Spiers, 31, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted first-degree vehicle theft (damage $750+) and one count of fourth-degree criminal mischief (tampering with fire protection device), committed Oct. 28, 2017. On the count of attempted vehicle theft, he was sentenced to 360 days in jail with 180 days suspended, fined $5,000 with $4,000 suspended, a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with Kenai Safeway or with four specifically named people, ordered to pay restitution (paid in full), forfeited any items seized, and was placed on probation for 36 months. On the count of fourth-degree criminal mischief, he was sentenced to 360 days in jail with 180 days suspended, ordered to have no contact with Kenai Safeway or with four specifically named people, ordered to pay restitution (paid in full), forfeited any items seized, and was placed on probation for 36 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

The following judgments were recently handed down in Kenai Superior Court:

Josh Lingle, 49, address unknown, pleaded guilty to one felony count of second-degree escape (on electronic monitor for a felony) and one misdemeanor count of violating condition of release for a felony, committed Apr. 27. He was sentenced to one year in prison on count one and fined a $200 court surcharge and a $100 jail surcharge.

Andrew B. Cronce, 20, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor, committed Aug. 16, 2018, and one count of third-degree sexual abuse of a minor, committed Sept. 1, 2018. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison with 10 years suspended on count one and to five years with four years suspended on count two, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay $250 cost of appointed counsel, ordered to pay restitution, ordered to have no contact with victims or victims’ families or with minor females, ordered to forfeit all items seized, ordered, among other conditions of probation, to register as a sex offender, to obtain a sew offender evaluation/risk assessment and follow all recommendations, ordered to successfully complete a sex offender treatment program, ordered not to at any time possess any sexually explicit material, ordered to submit to search of his personal computer, residence or any vehicle under his control, by a probation officer or at the direction of a probation officer, for the presence of sexually explicit material, ordered to provide the probation officer any and all passwords or access codes used on the computer, ordered not to enter any establishment whose primary business is the sale of sexually explicit material and not to enter any establishment where nude dancing or posing is part of the entertainment, including but not limited to strip clubs, massage parlors, adult book stores, adult video stores, phone services and internet sites, ordered to not knowingly have any contact with a female person under 16 years of age unless in the immediate presence of another adult who knows the circumstances of his crime and who is approved in writing by a probation officer, ordered not to enter places where children congregate, ordered not to open or maintain an account with any internet provider nor participate in any social media accounts, ordered not to access the internet from anyone else’s account without prior written permission from the probation officer, ordered not to, without written permission from the probation officer, the sex offender treatment provider and the parent/guardian of the minor, reside where a female under the age of 16 is residing or staying, ordered to obtain and maintain verifiable full-time employment or engage in seasonal subsistence activities unless enrolled in a full-time educational program or a residential treatment program approved by the probation officer, ordered to inform any employer of this conviction and probation status, and was placed on probation for 15 years after serving any term of incarceration imposed. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

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