Court reports for Feb. 7, 2021

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

Morgana Mary Banks, 30, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Jan. 17. 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.

Teresa L. Espinoza, 48, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving while license revoked, committed Dec. 2. She was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and placed on probation for 36 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Crystal Dawn Annette Aragon, 34, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of first-degree promoting contraband – deadly weapon, committed Oct. 14. She was sentenced to 10 days in jail, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge, forfeited items seized, and ordered to pay $75 cost of appointed counsel.

Ernest Edward Paalook Blake, 38, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of second-degree harassment, committed May 31, 2019. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 80 days suspended (if he completes 80 hours of community work service, sentence will be modified to 80 days in jail with 80 days suspended), was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete Batterer’s Intervention Program and Alcohol Safety Action Program assessments and follow all recommendations, and placed on probation for 24 months.

Kevin Ray Andersen, 54, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to driving while license cancelled, revoked or suspended, committed Oct. 3. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail with all but time served suspended, fined $2,000 with $1,500 suspended, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, had his license revoked for 90 days, and placed on probation for 36 months.

John Allen Curren, 40, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree criminal trespass and one count of disorderly conduct (loud noise, public/private), committed Oct. 12. On count one, he was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with victim, and placed on probation for 12 months. On count two, he was sentenced to one day in jail.

Brian Wayne Porterfield, 44, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of fourth-degree assault, committed Jan. 6. He was 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 12 months.

Jon-Tomas Wayne Sullivan, 34, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to false information or report, committed Sept. 3. He was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended.

Jon-Tomas Wayne Sullivan, 34, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault (causing fear of injury), committed Sept. 10. He was sentenced to 330 days in jail with 300 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with a Peninsula Avenue address, a Kenai police officer outside official capacity, another specifically named person, Foster Construction property and assets, or a Tyee Court address except for substance abuse recovery related activity, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, and was placed on probation for 36 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Jon-Tomas W. Sullivan, 34, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree criminal trespass and one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed Dec. 26. On count one, he was fined $500 with $250 suspended, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to admit the facts in the police report, and placed on probation for 36 months, concurrent with probation time in the Sept. 10 case. On the count of violating conditions of release, he was ordered to admit the facts in the police report and placed on probation for 36 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

James Richard West, 61, of Dutch Harbor, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Sept. 4. He 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, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had his license revoked for three years, ordered ignition interlock for 18 months, forfeited interest in the firearm seized, and was placed on probation for five years.

The following judgment of a Kenai case was recently handed down in Valdez Superior Court:

Brandon Eliott Timpke, 30, address unknown, pleaded guilty to one count of failure to stop at the direction of an officer and one count of first-degree unlawful evasion, committed July 25. He was sentenced to four years in prison on each count (time to serve concurrent), fined a $200 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, and had his license revoked for 90 days. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

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

Charges against John Allen Curren, 40, of Kenai, of three counts of violating a domestic violence protective order were dismissed. Date of the charges was Sept. 20, 2018.

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