Court reports for March 18, 2020

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

Stephanie L. Blackburn, 41, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Sept. 21. She was sentenced to 90 days on electronic monitoring with 87 days suspended (time served), fined $2,000 with $500 suspended, a $150 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, 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.

Craig E. Fales, 50, of Anchorage, pleaded guilty to violating a domestic violence protective order, committed Oct. 24. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail with all but time served suspended, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, ordered to have no contact with victims unless they request it in writing to the court, and was placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Craig Ernest Fales, 50, of Anchorage, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of disorderly conduct, a domestic violence offense committed Dec. 7. He was sentenced to one day in jail.

Katie Jacqueline Jones, 34, of Anchorage, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of attempted first-degree vehicle theft, committed Aug. 11. She 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 pay restitution (paid), forfeited items seized, and placed on probation for 24 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Wesley Matthews, 26, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Jan. 4. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail or on electronic monitoring 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.

Corey Robert Salmon, 51, of Kasilof, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Oct. 27. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail or on electronic monitoring 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.

Erik Bryan Sellers, 37, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree criminal trespass (in a dwelling) and one count of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed May 25. On count one, he was sentenced to 120 days in jail with all but time served suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, ordered not to possess controlled substances without valid prescriptions and maintained in original containers, ordered to have no contact with victims, and placed on probation for 24 months. On the count of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, he forfeited items seized, was ordered to comply with the conditions in count one, and placed on probation for 24 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Michael Wayne Whatley, 48, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Oct. 2. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail or on electronic monitoring 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, ordered not to possess, consume or buy alcohol for one year, and placed on probation for one year.

David Alan Bartley, 30, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree criminal mischief, a domestic violence offense committed July 25. He was fined a $100 court surcharge and placed on probation for 12 months.

David A. Bartley, 30, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to driving while license cancelled, revoked or suspended, committed July 27. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail with 20 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, and placed on probation for 12 months.

David Alan Bartley, 30, of Seward, pleaded guilty to driving while license cancelled, revoked or suspended, committed Sept. 22. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail with 20 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, and placed on probation for 12 months.

Wasillie Paul Bobby, 36, of Sterling, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault (causing fear of injury), a domestic violence offense committed Jan. 1. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail with 59 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, ordered to pay restitution, ordered to file quarterly reports with the District Attorney’s Office, and placed on probation for 24 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

John Carroll, 26, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to one count of fourth-degree assault (causing fear of injury) and one merged count of driving under the influence, committed July 30. On count one, he was sentenced to 330 days in jail with 300 days suspended, (time served on house arrest), ordered to pay restitution, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, forfeited items seized, ordered to have no contact with victims except in their official capacity, and placed on probation for two years. On count two, he was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 87 days suspended, fined $2,000 with $500 suspended, and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had his license revoked for 90 days, ordered ignition interlock for six months, forfeited all items seized, and placed on probation for two years. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Ronald Adam Leavitt, 47, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of driving while license cancelled, revoked or suspended, a minor offense committed Dec. 15. He was fined $250 and a $20 court surcharge.

Joshua Lawrence Thompson, 36, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving while license cancelled, revoked or suspended, committed Dec. 27. He was sentenced to 20 days in jail with 10 days suspended, fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, had his license revoked for 90 days, and placed on probation for 12 months.

Joshua Lawrence Thompson, 36, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to driving while license cancelled, revoked or suspended, committed Jan. 5. He was sentenced to 20 days in jail with 10 days suspended, concurrent with time to serve in the Dec. 27 case, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, had his license revoked for 90 days, and placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Leeta Ruth Toshavik, 37, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of reckless driving, committed Apr. 14, 2019. She was sentenced to 120 days in jail with all but time served suspended, fined $1,000 with $500 suspended, 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, had her license revoked for 30 days, and placed on probation for 12 months.

David Butterfield, 40, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to one count of driving under the influence and one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed Aug. 8. On count one, he was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 87 days suspended (time served), 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 all items seized, and was placed on probation for 12 months. On count two, he was sentenced to five days in jail with five days suspended.

Alexandra Eve Gutherie, 23, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a minor, committed Dec. 9. She was fined a $100 court surcharge and placed on probation for 12 months.

Alexandra Guthrie, 23, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of attempted second-degree theft (access device or ID document), committed Feb. 13, 2019. She was sentenced to 180 days in jail with all but time served suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete 40 hours of community work service, ordered to pay restitution, if requested by victim (paid), forfeited items seized, and was placed on probation for 24 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Damian Isaiah John Kerr, 18, of Homer, pleaded guilty to vehicle operator failure to notify State of big game animal killed or injured by vehicle, committed Nov. 12. He was fined $500 with $250 suspended, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, and placed on probation for one year. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Travis Hirschfeld Fox Richardson, 32, of Sterling, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Oct. 26. He was sentenced to 150 days in jail or on electronic monitoring with 147 days suspended (time served on electronic monitoring), fined $2,000 with $500 suspended, a $150 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had his license revoked for 90 days, ordered ignition interlock for six months (except for work vehicles), ordered not to possess, consume or buy alcohol for one year, and was placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Gary Dean Sanders, 35, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Aug. 21, 2018. He was sentenced to 240 days in jail or on electronic monitoring with 220 day suspended, fined $6,000 with $3,000 suspended, a $75 court surcharge, a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and $1,467 cost of imprisonment (unless time served on electronic monitoring), already completed Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment in December 2018, ordered to complete a parenting class, 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 was placed on probation for two years. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

John William Sommer, 44, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving while license revoked, committed Oct. 2. He was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and placed on probation for 12 months.

Zachary David Stamper, 43, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Mar. 20, 2019. He was sentenced to 120 days in jail or on electronic monitoring with 100 days suspended, fined $4,000 with $1,000 suspended, a $150 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had his license revoked for one year, ordered ignition interlock for 12 months, and placed on probation for two years.

Tammy Marie Tepp, 29, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of violating a domestic violence protective order and one count of violating condition of release, committed Mar. 28, 2019. On count one, she was sentenced to 30 days in jail with all but time served suspended, fined $500 with $250 suspended, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have contact with victim only at his request, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, ordered to file quarterly reports with the District Attorney’s Office, and placed on probation for 12 months. On count two, she was sentenced to five days in jail with five days suspended and placed on probation for 12 months.

Donald Alan Zoske, 65, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of attempted third-degree misconduct involving weapons (felon in possession), committed July 1. He was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, forfeited rights to two guns seized, and was placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

David Chad Butterfield, 40, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to one count of interfering with the report of a domestic violence crime and one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed Sept. 18. On the count of interfering with the report of a domestic violence crime, he was sentenced to 60 days in jail with 50 days suspended, fined $150, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with victim, forfeited all items seized, and placed on probation for 12 months. On the count of violating conditions of release, he was fined $250 and placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

David Butterfield, 40, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release for a felony, committed Oct. 11. He was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for 12 months.

Matthew Luther Craig, 29, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to third-degree theft, committed Jan. 19. He was fined a $100 court surcharge, ordered to have no contact with Kenai Home Depot, ordered to complete 25 hours of community work service, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for 12 months.

Troy Gehring, 49, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of fifth-degree misconduct involving weapons (carrying a concealed weapon and failure to inform officer) and one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed Sept. 9. On count one, he was sentenced to 30 days in jail with 20 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, and placed on probation for 12 months. On count two, he was sentenced to 10 days in jail.

Jared Jay Evan Herrmann, 24, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal trespass, committed Jan. 8. He was fined a $100 court surcharge and ordered to have no contact with Safeway.

Michael Allen Hughes, 20, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to one count of driving under the influence and one count of sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Sept. 27. On the count of driving under the influence, he was sentenced to 90 days in jail or on electronic monitoring 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 one year. On the count of sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, he was fined $150 and forfeited drugs seized. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

David Alan Wade Jackinsky, 36, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving while license cancelled, revoked or suspended, committed Oct. 11. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail with 20 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, had his license suspended for 90 days, and placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Coy Eric Kirby, 31, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to violating a domestic violence protective order, committed Oct. 16. He was sentenced to 120 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, and placed on probation for 36 months.

Anthony Kitchen, 32, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving while license cancelled, revoked or suspended, committed Jan. 19. He was fined a $100 court surcharge, had his license suspended for 90 days, and was placed on probation for 12 months.

Shane C. Mullican, 39, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, committed Mar. 9, 2019. He was fined a $100 court surcharge, ordered to have no contact with victim, ordered not to return to a specific address, and placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Richard George Poage, 43, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving while license cancelled, revoked or suspended, committed Feb. 3. He was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to admit prior conviction, and placed on probation for 12 months.

Theodore David Stanton, 20, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault (recklessly injure), committed Oct. 21. He was sentenced to 120 days in jail with all but time served suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete an anger management program and file proof of completion, and placed on probation for 24 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Clinton Starnes, 30, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release, a domestic violence offense committed Aug. 15, 2018. He was sentenced to five days in jail and fined a $50 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge.

Clinton Starnes, 30, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to an additional charge of violating condition of release, a domestic violence offense committed Aug. 15, 2018. He was sentenced to five days in jail and fined a $50 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge.

Jennifer B. Tunuchuk, 36, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to one count of an amended charge of second-degree harassment and one count of disorderly conduct (challenge to fight), committed Dec. 1. On count one, she 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 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. On count two, she was sentenced to two days in jail with all but time served suspended and placed on probation for 12 months, concurrent with probation time in count one. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

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

Steven Keith Johnson, 58, of Anchorage, pleaded guilty to second-degree theft, committed July 22, 2018. He was sentenced to 24 months in prison with 20 months suspended, fined $1,000, a $100 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited all items seized, agreed to pay restitution for damages in another case, ordered, among other conditions of probation, not to consume alcohol to excess, to have no contact with Kenai Walmart, to submit to search directed by a probation officer, with or without probable cause, for the presence of stolen property, and was placed on probation for three years. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

David Alan Bartley, 30, of Seward, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Oct. 4. He was 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, not to consume alcohol to excess, not to use or possess any illegal controlled substances, including synthetic drugs and marijuana, not to reside where controlled substances are present, to complete a substance abuse evaluation and comply with treatment recommendations, to submit to search directed by a probation officer, with or without probable cause, for the presence of alcohol and controlled substances, and was placed on probation for three years. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Arlyn S. Query, 30, address unknown, pleaded guilty to one felony count of second-degree theft, committed Jan. 10, 2019, and one felony count of scheme to defraud and one misdemeanor count of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Jan. 16, 2019. Query was sentenced to 18 months in prison with 14 months suspended on the count of second-degree theft, to 24 months with 20 months suspended on the count of scheme to defraud, and to 30 days in jail on the count of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, fined a $200 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay $250 cost of appointed counsel, ordered to pay restitution, 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, nor 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, ordered to have no contact with victim in this case or with another specifically named person, and was placed on probation for three years. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Clinton David Starnes, 30, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree burglary (in a dwelling) and one count of third-degree assault (causing fear of injury with a weapon), committed Jan. 30, 2018. He was sentenced to four years in prison with two years suspended on the count of first-degree burglary and to five years with three years suspended on the count of third-degree assault, credited for time already served, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $200 suspended, ordered to pay restitution, ordered to have no contact with a list of specifically named people, forfeited all items seized, ordered, among other conditions of probation, not to use, possess or consume any alcohol or illegal controlled substances, including marijuana and synthetic drugs, to complete a substance abuse evaluation and comply with treatment recommendations, ordered to submit to search directed by a probation officer, with or without probable cause, for the presence of alcohol, controlled substances, drug paraphernalia, evidence of controlled substance transactions and stolen property, and was placed on probation for five years. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Clinton David Starnes, 30, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree theft (firearm/explosive), committed June 29, 2016, and one count of third-degree misconduct involving weapons (prohibited weapon), committed Aug. 14, 2017. He was sentenced to three years in prison with two years suspended on each count, 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, ordered to pay restitution, ordered to have no contact with a list of specifically named people, forfeited all items seized, ordered, among other conditions of probation, not to use, possess or consume alcohol or illegal controlled substances, including marijuana and synthetic drugs, ordered to complete a substance abuse evaluation and comply with treatment recommendations, ordered to submit to search directed by a probation officer, with or without probable cause, for the presence of alcohol, controlled substances, drug paraphernalia, evidence of controlled substance transactions and stolen property, and was placed on probation for five years. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

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

A charge of fourth-degree assault against Benita L. See, 50, of Ketchikan, was dismissed. Date of the charge was July 13, 2008.

A charge of violating conditions of release against Benita L. See, 50, of Ketchikan, was dismissed. Date of the charge was Aug. 1, 2008.

Charges of one count of third-degree theft and one count of violating conditions of release against Benita L. See, 50, of Ketchikan, were dismissed. Date of the charges was Sept. 2, 2008.

Charges of one count of fourth-degree criminal mischief and one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor against John William Sommer, 44, of Soldotna, were dismissed. Date of the charges was Nov. 21.

A charge of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor against David Chad Butterfield, 30, of Soldotna, was dismissed. Date of the charge was July 24.

Charges of two counts of fourth-degree assault (recklessly injure) against David Chad Butterfield, 40, of Soldotna, were dismissed. Date of the charges was Sept. 5.

Charges of one count of fifth-degree misconduct involving weapons (carrying a concealed weapon and failure to inform officer) and one count of false information or report against Troy Gehring, 49, of Nikiski, were dismissed. Date of the charges was July 24.

A charge of driving in violation of instruction permit against Timothy Aaron Harries, 30, of Kenai, was dismissed. Date of the charge was Oct. 23.

A charge of fourth-degree assault against Clinton David Starnes, 30, of Kenai, was dismissed. Date of the charge was Aug. 13, 2018.

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