Court reports for March 29, 2020

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

ZJohn Edward Lansing, 42, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to one count of fourth-degree assault (causing fear of injury) and one count of fifth-degree criminal mischief, domestic violence offenses committed June 30. On count one, he was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with victims, ordered not to consume or buy alcohol for one year, ordered to complete an anger management course and follow all recommendations, and placed on probation for one year. On count two, he was ordered to have no contact with victims, ordered not to consume or buy alcohol for one year, ordered to complete 25 hours of community work service, and placed on probation for one year.

Jacob Darrell Snyder, 25, of Anchorage, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree theft, committed Dec. 29, 2018. He was fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for one year. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

William G. Dirks, 37, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Mar. 23. He was sentenced to 150 days in jail with 130 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, and placed on probation for two years.

Joseph Fredrick Hillver, 57, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct (challenge to fight), committed July 5. He was fined a $100 court surcharge, ordered to have no contact with victim, ordered to complete an anger management assessment and follow all recommendations, ordered to pay restitution, and placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Peter Olanna-Bloomstrand, 33, of Nome, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of second-degree harassment, committed May 22. He was sentenced to 10 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 unless requested in writing to the court, ordered not to consume or buy alcohol for 12 months, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, and was placed on probation for 12 months.

Danielle Marie Calhoun, 35, of Sterling, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Nov. 9. 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.

Dalton J.L.W. McWhorter, 21, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving while license cancelled, revoked or suspended, committed July 16. He was fined $250, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, had his license revoked for 90 days, and forfeited all items seized.

Dalton Joel Lee Walt McWhorter, 21, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving while license cancelled, revoked or suspended, committed Oct. 2. He was fined $250, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, had his license revoked for 90 days, forfeited all items seized, and placed on probation for one year. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Amberly Mariah Miller, 27, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to third-degree theft, committed Sept. 14. She was sentenced to 330 days in jail with 300 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with victims, forfeited items seized, ordered to complete 20 hours of community work service, ordered to pay restitution, and placed on probation for three years. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Douglas Alan Rossi, 54, of Kingwood, Texas, pleaded guilty to one count of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed July 2, 2018. He was fined $1,000, a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, forfeited items seized, and placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Jessica Rae Spurgeon, 41, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to third-degree theft, committed May 24. She was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with Kenai Safeway, Walmart, or Fred Meyer store, ordered not to consume or buy alcohol for 12 months, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited items seized, ordered not to possess controlled substances without a valid prescription, kept in original containers and taken as prescribed, and placed on probation for 12 months.

Jessica Rae Spurgeon, 41, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of reckless driving, committed July 15. She 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, had her license suspended for 30 days, and placed on probation for 12 months, concurrent with probation time in another case.

Jessica Rae Spurgeon, 41, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release, committed July 24. She was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, and placed on probation for 12 months, concurrent with probation time in another case.

Jessica Rae Spurgeon, 41, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree criminal trespass (upon premises) and one count of violating condition of release for a felony, committed Dec. 17. On the count of second-degree criminal trespass, she was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay restitution, and placed on probation for 12 months, concurrent with probation time in another case. On the count of violating condition of release, she was placed on probation for 12 months, concurrent with probation time in another case. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Dalton J.L.W. McWhorter, 21, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving while license cancelled, revoked or suspended, committed July 16. He was fined $250, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, had his license revoked for 90 days, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for 12 months.

Darren Sanger, 34, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to driving while license revoked, committed Feb. 9. He was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, had his license revoked for 30 days, admitted 13 prior convictions, and was placed on probation for 12 months.

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

Jacob Darrell Snyder, 25, of Anchorage, pleaded guilty to first-degree vehicle theft, committed Jan. 12, 2019. He was sentenced to 24 months in prison with all but time served suspended, fined a $200 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay $150 cost of appointed counsel, had his license revoked for 90 days, ordered to have no contact with Kenai Walmart, Save U More store, or six specifically named victims, 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, 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 substances and stolen property, ordered to complete a substance abuse assessment and comply with treatment recommendations, and was placed on probation for three years. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Debra Joanne Miller, 33, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Sept. 8, 2018. She was sentenced to two years in prison with all but time served suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay $500 cost of appointed counsel, ordered to have no contact with a specifically named person without approval from the Probation Office, 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 possess, apply for or obtain a medical marijuana card or act as a caregiver while under supervision, 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 controlled substances, drug paraphernalia and evidence of controlled substance transactions, and was placed on probation for five years. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Dalton Joel Lee Walt McWhorter, 21, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to one felony count of failure to stop at the direction of an officer and one misdemeanor count of fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Oct. 5. On the count of failure to stop, imposition of sentence was suspended and he was placed on probation for three years, fined a $200 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay $500 cost of appointed counsel, forfeited all items seized, had his license revoked for 90 days, and ordered, among other conditions of probation, not to consume alcohol to excess, not to use or possess any illegal controlled substances, including marijuana and synthetic drugs, to complete a substance abuse evaluation and comply with treatment recommendations, and to submit to search directed by a probation officer, with or without probable cause, for the presence of prohibited weapons and controlled substances. On the count of fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, he was ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, forfeited all items seized, and placed on probation for one year. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

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

A charge of violating condition of release against Debra Miller, 33, of Soldotna, was dismissed. Date of the charge was Nov. 20, 2018.

ZZCharges of one count of failure to give immediate notice of an accident and one count of fourth-degree criminal mischief against Dalton Joel Lee Walt McWhorter, 31, of Soldotna, were dismissed. Date of the charges was Sept. 5.

A charge of fourth-degree theft against Jessica R. Spurgeon, 41, of Kenai, was dismissed. Date of the charge was July 12.

A charge of violating conditions of release for misdemeanor against Jessica R. Spurgeon, 41, of Kenai, was dismissed. Date of the charge was Sept. 21.

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

Charges of two counts of third-degree misconduct involving weapons (in house of felon) against John Edward Lansing, Jr., 42, of Soldotna, were dismissed. Date of the charges was July 12.

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