Court reports for Aug. 9, 2020

Court reports for Aug. 9, 2020

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

Kenneth James Dykstra, 30, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to driving while license cancelled, revoked or suspended, committed June 26. He was fined $1,000 with $500 suspended, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, and placed on probation for 12 months.

Michael Ray Inman, 40, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving while license cancelled, suspended or revoked, committed July 3. He was fined $500. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Francis Erik Johnson, 26, of Eagle River, pleaded guilty to driving in violation of instruction permit, committed July 3. He was fined $150 and a $100 court surcharge.

A charge of driving while license cancelled, revoked or suspended against Kenneth James Dykstra, 30, of Nikiski, was dismissed. Date of the charge was July 10.

Adolph Otto, 32, of Fairbanks, pleaded guilty to one count of driving under the influence and one count of first-degree endangering the welfare of a child (driving under the influence with a child), committed July 16. On count one, he 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 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 24 months. On count two, he was sentenced to 120 days in jail with 120 days suspended and placed on probation for 24 months, concurrent with count one. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

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.

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

Rachelle Brittany Brown, 29, address unknown, pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree burglary (in a dwelling), one count of third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, and one count of third-degree assault (causing fear of injury with a weapon), committed Jan. 30, 2018. She was sentenced to three years in prison with two years suspended on each count (active time concurrent and suspended time consecutive), credited for time already served, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay $400 cost of appointed counsel, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited all items seized, ordered, among other conditions of probation, not to use, possess or consume alcohol to excess or any illegal controlled substances, including marijuana and synthetic drugs, ordered to complete a substance abuse evaluation and comply with treatment recommendations, ordered to have no contact with victims in this case, 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 or weapons, and was placed on probation for five years after serving any term of incarceration imposed. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Rachelle Brittany Brown, 29, address unknown, pleaded guilty to one felony count of second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of violating condition of release, committed Mar. 4, 2018. On the felony count, she was sentenced to four years in prison with all but time served suspended and to five days in jail on the misdemeanor count, with all but time served suspended after credit is given for time in this and another case, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay restitution, ordered to have no contact with seven individually named people, forfeited all items seized, ordered, among other conditions of probation, not to use or possess alcohol to excess or any illegal controlled substances, including marijuana and synthetic drugs, ordered to complete a substance abuse evaluation 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 or evidence of controlled substance transactions, and was placed on probation for five years after serving any term of incarceration imposed.

Justin R. Pflugh, 34, address unknown, pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree burglary (in a dwelling), committed Feb. 11, 2018, and one count of first-degree theft, and another count of first-degree burglary (in a dwelling, committed Oct. 31, 2017. He was sentenced to 24 months in prison with 24 months suspended on each count, credited for time already served, 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 to victims for losses in all charged counts, even dismissed counts, ordered to have no contact with victims, forfeited all items seized, ordered, among other conditions of probation, not to consume alcohol to excess, not to use or possess illegal controlled substances, including synthetic drugs and marijuana, ordered to complete a substance abuse evaluation 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 people who use or sell illegal controlled substances nor enter or remain in placed 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.

Bridgit Leslie Snipes, 58, address unknown, pleaded guilty to second-degree terror threat (causing fear of serious injury), committed Feb. 25. She 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 $100 cost of appointed counsel, forfeited all items seized, including the knife and handgun taken from her, may retrieve cell phone and other personal items, was ordered, among other conditions of probation, 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 or weapons, ordered to complete mental health and substance abuse evaluations and comply with treatment recommendations, ordered not to use or possess alcoholic beverages or illegal controlled substances, including marijuana and synthetic drugs, ordered to have no contact with the Kenai Police Station or property surrounding the Kenai Police Station within 100 feet of the station, except as necessary to report an emergency, and no contact with a specific officer, except in his official capacity as a police officer, and was placed on probation for three years. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Dylan Alan Leroy Zoske, 28, address unknown, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree theft (access device), committed Jan. 1, 2018. He was sentenced to 18 months in prison with 18 months suspended, credited for time already served in this case, 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 individual victims or with Kenai Walmart, forfeited all items seized, ordered, among other conditions of probation not to consume alcohol, not to reside where alcoholic beverages are present or enter any business establishment whose primary business is the sale of alcohol, ordered to complete a substance abuse evaluation and comply with treatment recommendations, to submit to search directed by a probation officer, with or without probable cause, for the presence of alcohol or stolen property, and was placed on probation for three years. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

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