Court reports for Feb. 14, 2020

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

Jesse Earl Taylor Bass, 33, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to one count of an amended charge of fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed Aug. 30. On count one, he was sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge. On count two, he was sentenced to 30 days in jail. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Jonathan Herrmann, Jr., 19, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree criminal mischief, committed Feb. 7. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail with all but time served suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered not to consume or buy alcohol for 12 months, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, and placed on probation for 12 months.

Jonathon Douglas Smith, 32, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of fourth-degree theft and one count of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Feb. 20, 2018. On the count of fourth-degree theft, he was sentenced to five days in jail and fined a $50 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge and forfeited items seized. On the count of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, he was fined a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, and forfeited items seized. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Jonathon Douglass Smith, 32, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to third-degree theft, committed Feb. 21, 2018. He was fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with victims, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited all items seized, and placed on probation for one year.

Holli Driver, 25, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed July 18. She was fined $250, a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge.

Phillip James Fabinski, 62, of Fairbanks, pleaded guilty to one count of an amended charge of fourth-degree assault and one count of an amended charge of disorderly conduct, committed Sept. 5. On count one, he was sentenced to 180 days in jail, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge, and forfeited a knife. On count two, he was sentenced to one day in jail and forfeited the knife. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Patrick Gregory Hodgson, 59, of Kasilof, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed July 25. He was sentenced to 150 days in jail with 130 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 his 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. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

James Daniel Hudson, Jr., 61, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to second-degree harassment (offensive physical contact), committed Nov. 5. He was fined a $100 court surcharge, ordered to have no contact with victim, and placed on probation for 12 months.

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

Stephanie Jolene Davis, 44, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of an amended charge of third-degree forgery and one felony count of second-degree theft, committed Aug. 15, 2018. On the misdemeanor count, she was sentenced to 30 days in jail, ordered to pay restitution, and forfeited all items seized. On the felony count, imposition of sentence was suspended and she was placed on probation for four years, 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 a specifically named victim or with Main Street Hotel and Main Street Tap and Grill, forfeited all items seized, ordered, among other conditions of probation, to serve 60 days in prison, 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 stolen property and checks and/or credit card account information, and ordered not to possess checks that are not written out to her or which do not come from her own account. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Trevor Alexander Hallstead, 25, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of reckless driving and one felony count of failure to stop at the direction of an officer, committed Apr. 3. On the misdemeanor count, he was sentenced to five days in jail, fined $500, had his license revoked for 30 days, and forfeited items seized. On the felony count, imposition of sentence was suspended and he was placed on probation for three years, ordered to pay restitution, fined a $200 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay $250 cost of appointed counsel, forfeited all items seized, ordered, among other conditions of probation, to serve 30 days in prison, ordered not to consume alcohol to excess, and ordered to submit to search directed by a probation officer, with or without probable cause, for the presence of stolen property. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

John Roger King, 31, address unknown, pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree misconduct involving weapons (felon in possession), committed Dec. 12. He was sentenced to four years in prison with two years suspended, credited for time already served, fined a $200 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay $50 cost of appointed counsel, ordered to have no contact with victim, ordered not to use, possess or consume 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 weapons and stolen property, and placed on probation for three years after serving any term of incarceration imposed. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Jonathon Douglas Smith, 32, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to second-degree theft, committed Feb. 9, 2018. He was sentenced to five years in prison with three years suspended, 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, had his license revoked for 30 days, ordered to pay restitution, 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 not to associate with individuals who use or sell illegal controlled substances not enter or remain in places where illegal controlled substances are used, manufactured, grown or sold, 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, and was placed on probation for five years after serving any term of incarceration imposed. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

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

A jury found Joshua Dan Freeman, 37, of Soldotna, not guilty of two counts of fourth-degree assault (causing fear of injury). Date of the charges was Nov. 25, 2018.

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