Court reports for February 9, 2019

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

Ethan H. Bushong, 28, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Feb. 12, 2017. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail or under electronic monitoring with 27 days suspended, fined $2,000 with $500 suspended, a $75 court surcharge, a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and $66 for the first three days plus $14 for each additional day of monitoring ordered, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment (already completed in June 2017), had his license revoked for 90 days, ordered ignition interlock for six months, and placed on probation for 12 months.

Peter Toggwiler, 46, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Oct. 5. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail or under electronic monitoring with 27 days suspended, fined $2,000 with $500 suspended, a $75 court surcharge, a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and $66 for the first three days plus $14 for each additional day of monitoring ordered, 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 one year, and placed on probation for 12 months.

Joseph Chikovak, Jr., 44, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree criminal trespass (upon premises) and one count of violating condition of release, committed Jan. 31. On count one, he was sentenced to five days in jail, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge, and ordered to pay restitution. On count two, he was sentenced to five days in jail.

Richard William Foley, 57, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of third-degree theft, committed June 15, 2017. He was sentenced to 360 days in jail with 300 days suspended, fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited all items seized, ordered to have no contact with victim or victim’s property, and placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Richard D. Grove, 31, of Sterling, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Jan. 21. He 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 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 two years.

Sean Eric Martin, 34, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release, committed Jan. 15, 2018. He was sentenced to five days in jail.

A jury found Jarrod Wayne Minkler, 52, of Soldotna, guilty of one count of recklessly causing physical injury and one count of an amended charge of fourth-degree assault (recklessly injure), domestic violence offenses committed June 17. He was sentenced to 360 days in jail with all but time served suspended, fined a $50 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, ordered to pay restitution, ordered to have no contact with victim unless requested in writing to the court, and was placed on probation for 36 months. He was found not guilty of felony charges of two counts of second-degree assault. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Jesse Jerome Pedginski, 26, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release, committed Jan. 11. He was sentenced to four days in jail and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge.

Shawn Westley Rogers, 45, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed July 18. He was sentenced to 120 days in jail with $100 days suspended, fined $4,000 with $1,000 suspended, a $75 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 two years.

Logan Marie Simons, 23, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of second-degree harassment, committed Feb. 4. Simons was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge, ordered to complete a mental assessment or couples counseling, ordered to pay restitution, and placed on probation for 12 months.

Roy James Tikka, 34, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree criminal mischief, a domestic violence offense committed Jan. 30. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail with nine days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, ordered to pay restitution, ordered to have no contact with victims unless sober, and was placed on probation for 12 months.

The following judgment was recently handed down in Kenai Superior Court:

Mary Jeanette Howell Rookard, 68, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree assault (causing fear of injury with a weapon), committed Feb. 19, 2018. She was sentenced to eight months in prison, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $100 jail surcharge, and ordered to pay restitution. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

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

Charges of one count of driving under the influence and one count of failure to give immediate notice of an accident against Margaret Howell Rookard, 68, of Kenai, were dismissed. Date of the charges was Aug. 9, 2017.

Charges of one count of improper use of registration, title or plates and one count of violating condition of release against Margaret Rookard, 68, of Kenai, were dismissed. Date of the charges was Mar. 17, 2018.

Charges of one count of third-degree misconduct involving weapons (possession with altered serial number), two counts of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, one count of violating condition of release, one count of unlawful possession, and one count of tampering with physical evidence against Margaret Howell Rookard, 68, of Kenai, were dismissed. Date of the charges was Sept. 15.

A charge of violating condition of release against Margaret Rookard, 68, of Kenai, was dismissed. Date of the charge was Oct. 10.

A charge of violating condition of release against Margaret Rookard, 68, of Kenai, was dismissed. Date of the charge was Nov. 15.

A charge of violating condition of release against Margaret Rookard, 68, of Kenai, was dismissed. Date of the charge was Jan. 8.

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