Court reports for July 5, 2020

Court reports for July 5, 2020

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

John Ashton McCord, 22, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Jan. 1. 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, and placed on probation for 12 months.

Benji Lee Moore, 41, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Mar. 13. 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, forfeited interest in the firearm seized, and was placed on probation for 12 months.

Monica Lynn Schmitt, 53, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Dec. 13. 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, and placed on probation for 12 months.

Diana Pebble Westover, 40, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal trespass (upon premises), committed Nov. 20. She was fined $500 with $250 suspended, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with a specifically named victim, a Peninsula Avenue address, Kenai Public Library or Auto Wash Express in Kenai, and was placed on probation for 24 months.

Diana H. Westover, 40, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal trespass, committed Nov. 26. She was fined $500 with $250 suspended, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with a specifically named person, a Peninsula Avenue address, Kenai Public Library or Auto Wash Express in Kenai, and was placed on probation for 24 months.

Diana Pebble Westover, 40, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal trespass (upon premises), committed Jan. 25. She was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with a specifically named person, a Peninsula Avenue address, Kenai Public Library or Auto Wash Express in Kenai, and was placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Christopher James Kvasnikoff, 26, of Sterling, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Mar. 6. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail wit 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, and placed on probation for 12 months.

Frederick M. Vasilie, 33, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Oct. 5. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 160 days suspended, fined $4,000 with $1,000 suspended, a $150 court surcharge and a $150 court surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had his license revoked for one year, ordered ignition interlock for 24 months, ordered not to possess, consume or buy alcohol for two years, and placed on probation for 24 months.

Josie Wes Keen, 36, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to amended charges of two counts of second-degree harassment (offensive physical contact), committed Oct. 11. She was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and ordered, on each count, to have no contact with victim except respectful contact regarding divorce and custody matters, ordered to complete an in-person anger management course, ordered not to consume or possess alcohol during probationary period, and was placed on probation for 24 months.

Tobias R. Mueller, 42, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to improper use of registration, title or plates, committed May 25. He was fined $250 and a $100 court surcharge.

John Olary, Jr., 34, of Anchorage, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Feb. 27. He was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete 40 hours of community work service, ordered to complete 10 AA (Alcohol Anonymous) or NA (Narcotics Anonymous) meetings, and was placed on probation for 12 months.

Alannah Christalynn Rudolph-Campbell, 24, of Homer, pleaded guilty to no motor vehicle liability insurance, committed June 5. She was fined $250 with $250 suspended and a $100 court surcharge and placed on probation for 12 months.

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

Charges of one count of driving while license canceled, revoked or suspended, one count of no motor vehicle liability insurance, and one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor against John Ashton Hall McCord, 22, of Soldotna, were dismissed. Date of the charges was Nov. 6.

Charges of one count of driving while license canceled, revoked or suspended and one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor against John Ashton Hall McCord, 22, of Soldotna, were dismissed. Date of the charges was May 18.

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