Court reports for March 24, 2019

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

Aaron A. Bayer, 30, of Anchorage, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of negligent driving, committed July 28, 2012. He was fined $300 and a $10 court surcharge. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Andrew James Hoke, 22, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed June 14. He was fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, forfeited items seized, and placed on probation for 12 months.

Andrew J. Hoke, 22, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of fourth-degree theft and one count of violating condition of release, committed Feb. 2. On count one, he was sentenced to five days in jail with all but time served suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited items seized, ordered to have no contact with Kenai Safeway, and placed on probation for six months. On count two, he was placed on probation for 12 months.

Amanda L. Richmond, 37, of Sterling, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal trespass (upon premises), committed Sept. 11. She was sentenced to 10 days in jail with five days suspended, fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with Kenai Walmart, and placed on probation for 12 months.

Amanda Richmond, 37, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree theft and one count of violating condition of release, committed Nov. 3. On count one, she was sentenced to 120 days in jail with 100 days suspended, fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay restitution, ordered to have no contact with Kenai Safeway, and placed on probation for 12 months. On the count of violating condition of release, she was sentenced to five days in jail. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

William Orvel Samson, 60, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Mar. 16. 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, forfeited all items seized, and placed on probation for two years. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Gordon E. Shangin, 30, of Sterling, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of second-degree harassment, committed Oct. 19. He was fined a $50 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.

Kyle Alexander Eshleman, 32, of Kenai, pleaded guilt to an amended charge of reckless endangerment, a domestic violence offense committed June 5, 2016. He was sentenced to 330 days in jail with 320 days suspended, fined $1,000, a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse and anger management assessments and follow all recommendations, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited items seized, and placed on probation for 12 months.

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

Diane Dee Anna Marie Vinberg, 28, of Kodiak, pleaded guilty to first-degree promoting contraband, committed Dec. 31. She was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay $500 cost of appointed counsel, ordered to complete all treatment programs recommended by a substance abuse evaluator, ordered, among other conditions of probation, not to consume or possess illegal drugs or possess drug paraphernalia, not to be present where illegal drugs are sold or consumed, not to have illegal drugs in her residence, not to consume or possess controlled substances unless prescribed by a physician, ordered to submit to search directed by a probation officer for the presence of illegal controlled substances, and was placed on probation for three years. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Mark A. Weinberger, Jr., 33, of Soldotna, was found guilty of one felony count of second-degree assault, committed Mar. 15, 2018 and one misdemeanor count of fourth-degree assault, committed Mar. 10, 2018. On count one, he was sentenced to 48 months in prison with 24 months suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay $1,500 cost of appointed counsel, ordered to pay restitution, ordered, among other conditions of probation, not to consume alcohol to excess, to complete a batterer’s intervention program and violence rehabilitation program, ordered to submit to search directed by a probation officer, with or without probable cause, for the presence of weapons, ordered to have no contact with victim except through the Court or with Big G Electric unless for official business, and was placed on probation for five years after serving any term of incarceration imposed. On count two, he was sentenced to 360 days in jail with 270 days suspended and placed on probation for 36 months.

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

A charge of disorderly conduct against Jesse E. Bass, 33, of Soldotna, was dismissed. Date of the charge was Sept. 21.

A charge of violating condition of release against Andrew Hoke, 22, of Kenai, was dismissed. Date of the charge was Dec. 8.

A charge of violating condition of release against Amanda Richmond, 37, of Kenai, was dismissed. Date of the charge was Dec. 17.

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

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