Court reports for Jan. 31, 2021

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

James Jay Emerson, 50, address unknown, pleaded guilty to driving while license canceled, revoked or suspended, committed Jan. 21. He was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

David James Russi, 56, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Oct. 7. He was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge.

David James Russi, 56, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of fourth-degree assault (causing fear of injury) and one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed Dec. 22. On count one, he was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 150 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete a domestic intervention program and a mental health assessment and follow all recommendations, ordered to admit facts in the complaint, and placed on probation for 36 months. On count two, he was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 90 days suspended, ordered to comply with the conditions listed in count one, and placed on probation for 36 months.

Nigel Westdahl, 44, of Sterling, pleaded guilty to violating a domestic violence protective order, committed May 24. 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 admit the facts in the police report, and placed on probation for 12 months.

Timothy J. Fitzpatrick, 34, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of fourth-degree assault, committed Dec. 1. He was sentenced to 360 days in jail with 300 days suspended, fined $2,000 with $1,500 suspended, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with victim unless requested in writing with the court, ordered to complete a domestic violence intervention program, forfeited items seized, and was placed on probation for 36 months.

Daniel J. Grant, Jr., 51, address unknown, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault (recklessly injure), committed Aug. 19. He was sentenced to 270 days in jail with 240 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with victims, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse and assessment and anger management, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited all items seized, admitted this is a domestic violence offense, and was placed on probation for 60 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Russell Lloyd Johnson, 40, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of second-degree theft, committed Oct. 11. He was sentenced to 360 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 victims, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for 36 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Paul Matthew Larson, 44, of Eagle River, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of negligent driving. He was fined $300 and a $20 court surcharge.

Merissa Brooke Osmar, 26, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of one count of second-degree criminal impersonation (committed act with false ID), one count of false information or report, and one count of improper use of registration, title or plates, committed Nov. 14. On count one, she was sentenced to 180 days in jail, 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. On the count of false information or report, she was sentenced to 30 days in jail with 30 days suspended, ordered to have no contact with victim, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for 36 months. On the count of improper use of registration, title or plates, she was fined $250. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Merissa Brooke Osmar, 26, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release for a felony, committed Jan. 17. She was sentenced to five days in jail (time to run consecutive to time in the Nov. 14 case), and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended.

Lesli Renee Richardson, 34, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Apr. 13. She was sentenced to 30 days in jail with 30 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered not to possess controlled substances unless with valid prescription, kept in original container, and taken as prescribed, and was placed on probation for 12 months.

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