Court reports for May 1, 2019

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

David Obrien, 38, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release, committed Dec. 5. He was fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to comply with all terms and conditions imposed in a Jan. 18 case, and was placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

David Thomas Obrien, 38, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of fourth-degree assault (causing fear of injury), committed Jan. 18, and one consolidated count of second-degree criminal trespass (upon premises), committed Jan. 19. On the count of fourth-degree assault, he was sentenced to 310 days in jail with all but time served suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to take all medications as prescribed, ordered to stay off the premises of Kenai Safeway and Kenai MacDonald’s, ordered to have no contact with victims in this case or with their residences, and was placed on probation for 36 months. On the consolidated count of second-degree criminal trespass, he was sentenced to 10 days in jail with 10 days suspended, ordered to comply with all the terms and conditions imposed in count one, and was placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Justin Michael West, 22, of Kasilof, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Dec. 29. He was sentenced to 30 days on electronic monitoring with 27 days suspended, credited for time served in another case, fined $3,000 with $1,500 suspended, a $75 court surcharge, a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and $66 for the first three days plus $14 for each additional day of monitoring ordered, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had his license revoked for 90 days, ordered ignition interlock for six months, forfeited items seized, and was placed on probation for one year.

The following judgment was recently handed down in Kenai Superior Court:

Justin Michael West, 22, of Kasilof, pleaded guilty to second-degree theft, committed Jan. 8. 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 $150 cost of appointed counsel, forfeited items seized and ordered, among other conditions of probation, not to consume alcohol to excess, to have no contact with Chosen Construction, and to submit to search directed by a probation officer, with or without probable cause, for the presence of alcohol to excess and stolen property. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

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

A charge of disorderly conduct (loud noise, public/private) against Arthur Dwayne Hirth, 56, of Kenai, was dismissed. Date of the charge was Apr. 7.

A charge of first-degree criminal trespass (in a dwelling) against David T. Obrien, 38, of Kenai, was dismissed. Date of the charge was Dec. 4.

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