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

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. 30, 2020

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

Helen Kimberly Ulak, 39, then of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to one count of driving under the influence and one count of leaving the scene of an accident (vehicle damage), committed Oct. 18, 2018. On the count of driving under the influence, she was sentenced to 120 days in jail with 100 days suspended, fined $4,000 with $1,000 suspended, a $150 court surcharge, a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and $1,467 cost of imprisonment, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had her license revoked for one year, ordered ignition interlock for 12 months, forfeited items seized, ordered not to possess, consume or buy alcohol for two years, and placed on probation for two years. On the count of leaving the scene of an accident, she was fined $200, ordered not to consume or buy alcohol for 12 months, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, forfeited items seized, and placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Helen Kimberly Ulak, 39, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor and one count of resisting or interfering with arrest (by force), committed May 19. On count one, she was ordered not to consume or buy alcohol for 36 months, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, and placed on probation for 36 months. On count two, she was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered not to consume or buy alcohol for 36 months, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, and placed on probation for 36 months.

Helen Kimberly Ulak, 39, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of fourth-degree criminal mischief and one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed June 19. On the count of fourth-degree criminal mischief, she was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered not to consume or buy alcohol for 36 months, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, forfeited items seized, and placed on probation for 36 months. The count of violating conditions of release is a conviction of record only; no sentence is imposed. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Dareius Delvae Copeland, 29, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Feb. 22. He was sentenced to 180 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 two specifically named people, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, agreed to attend 30 Narcotics Anonymous meetings within six months and file compliance reports with the court and the District Attorney’s Office, ordered to complete 40 hours of community work service, and was placed on probation for 24 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Russell E. Wilson, 38, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief, committed Aug. 3. He was sentenced to 300 days in jail with 297 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, ordered to complete 25 hours of community work service, and was placed on probation for 48 months.

Lance Herbert Joseph Kitchen, 28, of Kasilof, pleaded guilty to one count of fourth-degree assault (causing fear of injury) and one count of fourth-degree criminal mischief, committed Aug. 18. On the count of fourth-degree assault, he was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 85 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with victim, ordered to complete an anger management assessment and follow all recommendations, ordered to complete 25 hours of community work service, ordered to pay restitution, and placed on probation for 24 months. On the count of fourth-degree criminal mischief, he was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 85 days suspended, ordered to have no contact with victim, ordered to complete an anger management assessment and follow all recommendations, ordered to pay restitution, ordered to complete 25 hours of community work service, concurrent with the time ordered in the other count, and was placed on probation for 24 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Randy Wise, 50, of Soldotna, pleaded guity to an amended charge of second-degree harassment, committed Mar. 23. 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 have no contact with victim, ordered to complete an anger management assessment and follow all recommendations, ordered not to possess controlled substances without a valid prescription, kept in their original containers, and taken as prescribed, and was placed on probation for 24 months.

Tina L. Draper, 52, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to one count of an amended charge of third-degree theft, committed Feb. 4. She was sentenced to 330 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, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for 36 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Arthur D. Hirth, 58, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal trespass (upon premises), committed May 14. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail , fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge, and ordered to have no contact with victim or victim’s address. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Floyd Sisson, 31, of Kenai, was found not guilty of one charge of second-degree unlawful contact, four counts of amended charges of unlawful contact per court ordered, and four counts of amended charges of violating condition of release. Dates of the charges were Dec. 30, 2018, Jan. 1, 2019, and Jan. 2, 2019.

Arthur Hirth, 58, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal trespass (upon premises), committed July 1. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge and ordered to have no contact with Safeway.

Michael Robert McClendon, 35, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to false information or report, committed July 9. He was sentenced to one day in jail and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Sheridan Lee Olson, 30, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Jan. 24, 2018. He was fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, forfeited all items seized, and placed on probation for one year.

Sheridan Lee Olson, 30, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to one count of violating condition of release and one count of concealment of merchandise (under $250), committed May 25, 2018. On count one, he was fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and placed on probation for one year. On count two, he was ordered to have no contact with Kenai Walmart, ordered to pay restitution (paid in full), forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for one year.

Sheridan Lee Olson, 30, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release, committed June 8, 2018. He was fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and placed on probation for one year.

Sheridan Olson, 30, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release, committed Nov. 2, 2018. He was fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and placed on probation for one year.

Jeremiah Xavier Pete, 40, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of attempted failure to register as a first-degree sex offender, committed Mar. 30. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail with all but time served suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, forfeited items seized, ordered to remain in compliance with the sex offender registry, and was placed on probation for 36 months.

Raymond Benjamin Tepp, 36, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault (recklessly injure), committed July 1. He was sentenced to 300 days in jail with 290 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with victim, except in official capacity, ordered to complete substance/alcohol abuse and mental health assessments and follow all recommendations, and was placed on probation for 24 months.

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

Alex Joshua Oder, 24, of Kasilof, pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree vehicle theft and one count of concealing the identity of a vehicle or equipment, committed Dec. 2, 2018. He was sentenced to three years in prison with two years suspended on each of the counts, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay $500 cost of appointed counsel, ordered to pay $2,000 restitution, ordered to have no contact with individual victim or with Peninsula Asphalt and Paving, ordered, among other conditions of probation, to complete a substance abuse assessment and comply with treatment recommendations, ordered to submit to search requested by a probation officer for the presence of controlled substances, paraphernalia, and stolen items, and was placed on probation for five years after serving any term of incarceration imposed. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Stefany Dawn Alton, 42, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Oct. 25, 2018. Imposition of sentence was suspended and she was placed on probation for 36 months, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay $500 cost of appointed counsel, forfeited all contraband items seized, and ordered, among other conditions of probation, not to use, possess, handle, purchase, give or administer any controlled substance, including marijuana, without a valid prescription (a medical marijuana card does not constitute a valid prescription), ordered to submit to testing and search at the request or direction of a probation officer, for the presence of illicit drugs or drug paraphernalia, 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 complete a drug/alcohol assessment and follow all recommendations, ordered not to use, possess, consume or ingest any product, preparation mixture or substance, nor possess any device intended to conceal alcohol or controlled substance use or to subvert a bodily fluid testing process, and ordered to complete 80 hours of community work service. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Sara Elizabeth Magnuson, 34, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one felony count of third-degree assault (causing fear of injury with a weapon) and one misdemeanor count of fourth-degree assault (recklessly injure), committed May 7, 2019. She was sentenced to 24 months in prison with all but time served suspended on count one and to 30 days with 30 days suspended on count two, fined a $200 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited all items seized, ordered, among other conditions of probation, not to consume alcohol to excess, ordered to submit to search directed by a probation officer, with or without probable cause, for the presence of alcohol to excess , controlled substances, drug paraphernalia, evidence of controlled substance transactions or weapons, ordered to complete substance abuse and mental health assessments and comply with treatment recommendations, ordered to have no contact with victims, ordered to be employed, actively seeking employment or actively engaged in school or subsistence activities or vocational training while on probation, and was placed on probation for five years on the felony count and for one year on the misdemeanor count. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Floyd Andrew Sisson, 31, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one felony count of third-degree assault and one misdemeanor count of fourth-degree criminal mischief, committed Dec. 30, 2018. He was sentenced to 24 months in prison with all but time served on the felony count and to 30 days with 30 days suspended on the misdemeanor count (time served), fined a $100 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay $500 cost of appointed counsel, ordered to have no contact with victims, ordered, among other conditions of probation, not to knowingly associate with a person who is on probation or parole, has a record of a felony conviction unless permission is granted by a probation officer, ordered not to consume alcohol to excess, ordered to submit to search directed by a probation officer, with or without probable cause, for the presence of weapons, and ordered to complete a behavioral health assessment and comply with treatment recommendations. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Sheridan Lee Olson, 30, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to first-degree burglary (in a dwelling), committed Feb. 26, 2018. He was sentenced to 24 months in prison with 24 months suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay $500 cost of appointed counsel, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited all items seized, ordered, among other conditions of probation, to have no contact with victim, to complete a substance abuse assessment and comply with treatment recommendations, ordered not to consume alcohol to excess or use or possess any illegal controlled substances, including marijuana and synthetic drugs, 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, and was placed on probation for three years. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Sheridan Lee Olson, 30, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to one felony count of first-degree burglary (in a dwelling), committed Oct. 11, 2019, and one misdemeanor count of violating condition of release for a felony, committed Jan. 16, 2020. He was sentenced to 24 months in prison with 24 months suspended on the felony count and to five days with five days suspended on the misdemeanor count, fined a $200 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited all items seized, ordered, among other conditions of probation, to have no contact with the victim or a Nikiski address, ordered not to consume alcohol to excess, not to use or possess any illegal controlled substances, including marijuana and synthetic drugs, 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, and was placed on probation for five years. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

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

A charge of violating condition of release against William M. Karron, 37, of Soldotna, was dismissed. Date of the charge was Feb. 28, 2019.

Charges of three counts of third-degree assault (committed fourth-degree assault with two plus convictions), one count of fourth-degree criminal mischief (property damage $50-$499) and one count of fourth-degree assault (causing fear of injury) against William Matthew Karron, 37, of Sterling, were dismissed as part of a plea agreement in other cases. Date of the charges was May 31, 2019.

A charge of violating condition of release against Sara Magnuson, 34, of Kenai, was dismissed. Date of the charge was June 14, 2019.

Charges of one count of failure to give immediate notice of an accident and one count of no insurance against Sara Elizabeth Magnuson, 34, of Kenai, were dismissed. Date of the charges was Dec. 9, 2018.

A charge of second-degree criminal trespass (upon premises) against Arthur Hirth, 58, of Soldotna, was dismissed. Date of the charge was Sept. 14, 2019.

A charge of driving in violation of a motorcycle permit against Torrey Rowelene McClure, 36, of Kenai, was dismissed. Date of the charge was July 2.

Charges of one count of violating condition of release and two counts of amended charges of violating condition of release against Sheridan Olson, 30, of Nikiski, were dismissed. Date of the charges was July 10, 2018.

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