The entrance to the Kenai Courthouse in Kenai, AK as seen on February 26, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Court reports for Aug. 23, 2020

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

Adrian Cana, 22, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to third-degree theft, committed May 18. Imposition of sentence was suspended, and Cana was placed on probation for 12 months, fined a $100 court surcharge, and ordered to perform 40 hours of community work service.

Johannes Mikhail Stott, 19, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to improper use of registration, title or plates, committed July 8. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail with all but time served suspended, fined $750 with $500 suspended, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, and placed on probation for 12 months.

Brian R. Brooks, 42, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of attempted third-degree misconduct involving weapons, committed June 11, 2017. He was fined $2,000 with $1,000 suspended, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for 24 months.

Melody Lynn Harris, 64, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Nov. 10. She was sentenced to 160 days in on electronic monitoring with 140 days suspended, fined $4,000 with $1,000 suspended, a $150 court surcharge, a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and $330 cost of imprisonment, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had her license revoked for one year, ordered ignition interlock for 12 months, ordered not to possess, consume or buy alcohol for two years, and placed on probation for 24 months.

Jason Matthew Newman, 31, of Kasilof, pleaded guilty to driving while license revoked, committed Mar. 30. He was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, had his license revoked for 30 days, and was placed on probation for 12 months.

Jason Matthew Newman, 31, of Kasilof, pleaded guilty to driving while license revoked, committed Aug. 15. He was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, had his license revoked for 30 days, and was placed on probation for 12 months.

Itzel G. Nunez-Mora, 22, of Soldotna at the time, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release, committed Apr. 30, 2019. Nunez-Mora was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and placed on probation for 12 months.

Itzel G. Nunez-Mora, 22, of Sitka at the time, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release, committed May 21, 2019. Nunez-Mora was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and placed on probation for 12 months.

Itzel M. Nunez-Mora, 22, of Kasilof, pleaded guilty to reckless driving, committed Apr. 12, 2019, one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed Jan. 31, and one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed Mar. 31. On count one, Nunez-Mora was sentenced to 120 days in jail with all but time served suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment and follow all recommendations, had driver’s license revoked for 30 days, ordered not to possess controlled substances without a valid prescription, which must be kept in original containers and taken only as prescribed, and was placed on probation for 12 months. On each count of violating conditions of release, Nunez-Mora was ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment and follow all recommendations, ordered not to possess controlled substances without a valid prescription, which must be kept in original containers and taken only as prescribed, and was placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

James S. Pearce, 36, of Soldotna at the time, pleaded guilty to third-degree theft, committed Feb. 20. He was sentenced to 15 days in jail, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge, ordered to have no contact with two specifically named people, Ulmer’s in Homer, Soldotna Safeway, or a Kasilof address, and forfeited all items seized.

James Shannon Virgil Pearce, 36, of Kasilof, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed July 8. He was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with two specifically named people, Ulmer’s in Homer, Soldotna Safeway, or a Kasilof address, forfeited all items seized, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, and placed on probation for 24 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Leslie Michelle Swanson, 37, of Kasilof, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct (loud noise disturbing neighbors), committed July 19. She was sentenced to three days in jail with all but time served suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, and placed on probation for 12 months.

Daneen Duperron, 43, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of disorderly conduct (creating a hazardous condition), committed Mar. 24. She was sentenced to one day in jail (time served) and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge.

Katheryn Jean Heazlett, 30, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of attempted first-degree hindering prosecution, committed Oct. 12. She was sentenced to 360 days in jail with all but time served suspended, fined $1,000, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for 24 months.

Monyai Jordan, 21, of Anchorage pleaded guilty to false information or report, committed July 24. Jordan was sentenced to 40 days in jail with all but time served suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, and placed on probation for 12 months.

Moshi Jordan, 21, of Anchorage, pleaded guilty to false information or report, committed July 24. He was sentenced to 40 days in jail with all but time served suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, and placed on probation for 12 months.

Flora Martin, 36, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed July 24. She was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 87 days suspended, fined $2,000 with $500 suspended, a $150 court surcharge, a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and $330 cost of imprisonment, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had her license revoked for 90 days, ordered ignition interlock for six months, ordered not to possess, consume or buy alcohol for one year, and placed on probation for 12 months.

Jacob D. Parrish, 24, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of reckless driving, committed Oct. 6, 2018. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail with all but time served suspended, fined $1,000 with $500 suspended, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, had his license revoked for 30 days, and was placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Terry L. Sappah, 58, of Sterling, pleaded no contest to sport fishing guide aid in violation of law, committed July 3. Sappah was fined $300 and a $100 court surcharge.

Isaiah R. Sumstad, 19, pleaded guilty to no motor vehicle liability insurance, committed July 1. He was fined $500 and a $100 court surcharge and placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Michael B. Viveiros, 34, of Eagle River, pleaded guilty to driving while license revoked, committed July 19. He was sentenced to 20 days in jail and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge and had his license revoked for 90 days.

Shelly Renee West, 43, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to third-degree theft, committed Apr. 5, 2019. She was sentenced to 360 days in jail with all but time served suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with victim, ordered to pay restitution (paid in full), forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Shelly Renee West, 43, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release, committed July 11, 2019. She was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, had her license revoked for 90 days, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for 12 months.

Shelly R. West, 43, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to driving while license canceled, revoked or suspended, committed Aug. 4, 2019. She was fined $100, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, had her license revoked for 90 days, and was placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

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Stan Eugene Warwick, 50, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of fourth-degree assault (recklessly injure), committed Apr. 4. He was sentenced to 270 days in jail with 240 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, forfeited items seized, ordered to have no contact with victim, and placed on probation for 24 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Joseph Chikoyak, Jr., 45, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal trespass (upon premises), committed Apr. 3. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge.

Joseph Chikoyak, Jr., 45, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed June 13. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge.

Norma Jean Esmailka, 54, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to no motor vehicle liability insurance, committed Aug. 3. She was fined $500 and a $100 court surcharge and placed on probation for 12 months.

Erika Lea Mosiman, 45, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Jan. 30. She was sentenced to 270 days in jail with 210 days suspended, fined $5,000 with $1,000 suspended, a $150 court surcharge, a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and $2,000 cost of imprisonment (waived if served on electronic monitoring), ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had her license revoked for three years, ordered ignition interlock for 18 months, ordered not to possess, consume or buy alcohol for five years, and placed on probation for five years.

Brody Paul Raymond Reger, 18, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed June 30. Imposition of sentence was suspended and he was placed on probation for 12 months, fined a $100 court surcharge, ordered to perform 24 hours of community work service, and forfeited items seized.

Zackary Eugene Moore, 30, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Mar. 26. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 90 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for one year. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

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

Alexandria Joelie Beasley, 31, address unknown, pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree theft (access device or ID document) and one count of first-degree criminal trespass, committed Aug. 4, 2019. On each of the second-degree theft charges, she was sentenced to five years in prison with two years suspended and to six months on the criminal trespass charge, fined a $200 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay $300 cost of appointed counsel, ordered to pay restitution, ordered to have no contact with victims or their address, forfeited all items seized, ordered, among other conditions of probation, not to use, possess or consume alcohol to excess or illegal controlled substances, including synthetic drugs and marijuana, ordered to complete substance abuse and mental health evaluations and comply with treatment recommendations, ordered to submit to search directed by a probation officer, with or without probable cause, for the presence of controlled substances, drug paraphernalia, evidence of controlled substance transactions and stolen property, ordered not to associate with individuals who use or sell illegal controlled substances nor enter or remain in places where illegal controlled substances are used, manufactured, grown or sold, ordered to be employed, actively seeking employment or actively engaged in school or vocational training while on probation, and was placed on probation for five years after serving any term of incarceration imposed. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Zackary Eugene Moore, 30, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary, committed Mar. 25. He was sentenced to 24 months in prison with all but time served suspended, fined a $200 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay $200 cost of appointed counsel, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited all items seized, ordered, among other conditions of probation, to have no contact with victim or victim’s property, ordered to submit to search directed by a probation officer, with or without probable cause, for the presence of controlled substances, drug paraphernalia, evidence of controlled substance, weapons or stolen property, ordered not to consume alcohol to excess and not to use, possess or consume any illegal controlled substances, including synthetic drugs and marijuana, ordered to complete a substance abuse evaluation and comply with treatment recommendations, ordered not to associate with individuals who use or sell illegal controlled substances nor enter or remain in places where illegal controlled substances are used, manufactured, grown or sold, and was placed on probation for three years. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

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

A charge of second-degree criminal trespass (upon premises) against Joseph Chikoyak, 45, of Kenai, was dismissed. Date of the charge was May 17.

Charges of one count of second-degree criminal trespass (upon premises) and one count of violating conditions or release for a misdemeanor against Joseph Chikoyak, Jr., 45, of Kenai, were dismissed. Date of the charges was June 12.

A charge of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor against Joseph Chikoyak, 45, of Kenai, was dismissed. Date of the charge was June 16.

A charge of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor against Joseph Chikoyak, 45, of Kenai, was dismissed. Date of the charge was Aug. 7.

Charges of two counts of cruelty to animals (failure to care) against James Richard Matthews, 53, of Sterling, were conditionally dismissed. Date of the charges was May 22.

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