Court reports for May 3, 2020

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

Brittney Lee Fattore, 31, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Aug. 31. She was fined a $100 court surcharge, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for one year.

Holly Martinez, 41, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release, committed Feb. 12, 2019. She was sentenced to 10 days in jail and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge.

Holly Martinez, 41, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release for a felony, committed Aug. 23. She was sentenced to 10 days in jail and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge.

Clancy Taylor Skipwith, 27, of Anchorage, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Apr. 6. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail or on electronic monitoring with 87 days suspended, fined $2,000, 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.

John H. Morton, 53, address unknown, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault (causing fear of injury), committed July 7. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 180 days suspended, fined $1,500 with $1,500 suspended and a $100 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with victims, ordered to complete an anger management assessment and follow all recommendations, and placed on probation for 24 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Dustin Rediske, 24, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release, committed Nov. 27, 2018. He was sentenced to five days in jail and fined a $50 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge.

Aaron Franklin Sterling, 30, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree criminal mischief, committed Jan. 10, 2018. He was sentenced to five days in jail, fined a $50 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge, ordered to have no contact with six specifically named people or with ASRC or Walmart, ordered to pay restitution, and forfeited items seized.

Aaron Franklin Sterling, 30, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of fourth-degree theft, committed Feb. 19, 2018. He was sentenced to five days in jail, fined a $50 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge, ordered to have no contact with six specifically named people or with ASRC or Walmart, ordered to pay restitution, and forfeited items seized. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Aaron F. Sterling, 30, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release, committed Mar. 13, 2019. He was sentenced to five days in jail and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge.

Aaron Sterling, 30, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release for a felony, committed Aug. 13, 2019. He was sentenced to five days in jail and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge.

Aaron Sterling, 30, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release for a felony, committed Aug. 26, 2019. He was sentenced for five days in jail and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge.

Aaron Franklin Sterling, 30, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to attempted tampering with physical evidence, committed Sept. 3, 2019. He was sentenced to 360 days in jail with 355 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with six specifically named people or with ASRC or Walmart, forfeited items seized, and placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Daniel Corey Benfield, 29, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault (recklessly injure), a domestic violence offense committed Apr. 4. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 60 days suspended, fined A $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with victim unless victim requests contact in writing with the court, ordered not to consume or buy alcohol for 12 months, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited items seized, ordered not to return to a 4th Avenue address, and placed on probation for 12 months.

Dwayne W. Johnson, Jr., 26, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of fourth-degree assault (recklessly injure), committed Mar. 20. He was sentenced to 330 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 batterer’s intervention program, forfeited items seized, ordered not to consume or possess alcohol during probation, and placed on probation for 36 months.

Kari Ann Curry, 31, of Anchor Point, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree misconduct involving weapons (failure to inform officer about carrying a concealed weapon), committed Feb. 15. She was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge.

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

Rudy Bongolan, 46, address unknown, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted first-degree burglary (in a dwelling) and two counts of third-degree assault (causing fear of injury with a weapon), committed Jan. 30, 2018. He was sentenced to five years in prison with two years suspended on the count of attempted first-degree burglary and to four years with two years suspended on the counts of third-degree assault. Active time is concurrent and suspended time is consecutive, leaving three years of unsuspended incarceration and credit for time already served. He was 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 victims in this case, 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 marijuana and synthetic drugs, ordered to complete a substance abuse evaluation while incarcerated and, if eligible and recommended, successfully complete recommended treatment while in custody, ordered to submit to search directed by a probation officer, with or without probable cause, for the presence of alcohol to excess, controlled substances, drug paraphernalia, evidence of controlled substance transactions and weapons, and was placed on probation for five years after serving any term of incarceration imposed. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Brittney Lee Fattore, 31, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree vehicle theft and one count of third-degree assault (causing fear of injury with a weapon), committed Sept. 29. She was sentenced to 24 months in prison with 23 months suspended on the count of first-degree vehicle theft and to 24 months with 22 months suspended on the count of third-degree assault, fined a $200 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay $250 cost of appointed counsel, had her license revoked for 30 days, ordered to pay restitution, ordered to have no contact with victim, forfeited items seized, ordered to obtain a mental health evaluation if recommended by a probation officer, ordered, among other conditions of probation, not to consume alcohol at all, 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 transaction, weapons and stolen property, ordered to complete a substance abuse evaluation and comply with treatment recommendations, and was placed on probation for three years. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Johnny Lee Havird, 43, address unknown, pleaded guilty to one felony count of failure to stop at the direction of an officer, one misdemeanor count of attempted third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, and one felony count of attempted second-degree misconduct involving weapons (prohibited weapon), committed June 12, 2019. He was sentenced to five years in prison with three years suspended on the felony count of failure to stop, to one year on the misdemeanor count of attempted third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, and to five years with three years suspended on the felony count of attempted second-degree misconduct involving weapons, 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 to have no contact with co-defendants, had his license revoked for 30 days, 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, not to reside where controlled substances are present, 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 and controlled substances, and was placed on probation for five years. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Holly Jolene Martinez, 41, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to one felony count of attempted second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of violating condition of release for a felony, committed Nov. 3, 2018. She was sentenced to 18 months in prison with 15 months suspended on the felony count and to 30 days on the misdemeanor count, 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, 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, to complete a substance abuse evaluation and comply with treatment recommendations, to take any prescribed medications only as directed by a licensed medical practitioner, 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 three years after serving any term of incarceration imposed.

Jonathan Christopher Tanape, 21, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence and one felony count of third-degree assault (causing fear of injury with a weapon), committed Aug. 24. On count one, he was sentenced to three days in jail, fined $1,500 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 forfeited all items seized. On count two, he was sentenced to 24 months in prison with 22 months suspended, fined a $200 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay $50 cost of appointed counsel, had his license revoked for 30 days, ordered, among other conditions of probation, not to use, possess or consume any alcoholic beverages, ordered to submit to search directed by a probation officer, with or without probable cause, for the presence of alcohol and stolen property, ordered not to reside were alcoholic beverages are present or enter any business establishment whose primary business is the sale of alcohol, ordered to complete a substance abuse evaluation and comply with treatment recommendations, ordered to have no contact with victims in this case, and was placed on probation for four years after serving any term of incarceration imposed. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

James F. Svec, 51, address unknown, pleaded guilty to third-degree sexual abuse of a minor, committed July 31, 2016. He was sentenced to five 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 $300 cost of appointed counsel, ordered, among other conditions of probation, not to use or possess any alcoholic beverages, to submit to search directed by a probation officer, with or without probable cause, for the presence of alcohol, not to reside where alcoholic beverages are present or enter any business establishment whose primary business is the sale of alcohol, to complete a substance abuse evaluation and comply with treatment recommendations, to register as a sex offender, to obtain a sex offender evaluation/risk assessment and comply with any treatment recommendations, ordered to have no contact with victim without prior written permission of the probation officer and the sex offender treatment provider, ordered not to recklessly enter onto the premises, travel past, or loiter near the victim’s residence, place of employment or other places frequented by the victim, ordered to advise all members of any household in which he resides of his criminal history, ordered not to possess any sexually explicit material or enter any establishment whose primary business is the sale of sexually explicit material, ordered to complete a mental health assessment and comply with treatment recommendations, is not allowed contact with any person under the age of 18 unless in the immediate presence of another adult who knows the circumstances and who has been approved in writing by a probation officer, may not have contact with his minor biological grandchildren or niece, and was placed on probation for five years. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Aaron Franklin Sterling, 30, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree burglary and one count of second-degree theft, committed Feb. 15, 2018. He was sentenced to one year in prison on the count of second-degree burglary and to three years with two years suspended on the count of second-degree theft, 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 six specifically named people or with ASRC or Walmart, 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 submit to search directed by a probation officer, with or without probable cause, for the presence of prohibited weapons or controlled substances, ordered to complete a substance abuse evaluation and comply with treatment recommendations, and was placed on probation for three years after serving any term of incarceration imposed. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Dustin Charles Rediske, 24, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to felony driving under the influence, committed Oct. 31, 2018. He was sentenced to 24 months in prison with 20 months suspended, fined $10,000, a $100 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, had his license revoked for life, ordered, among other conditions of probation, not to use, possess or consume any alcoholic beverages or illegal controlled substances, including marijuana or synthetic drugs, not to enter any business establishment whose primary business is the sale of alcohol or marijuana and not to be anywhere alcohol or drugs, including marijuana or synthetic cannabinoids a being sold or consumed publicly or privately, ordered not to possess drug paraphernalia, not to possess firearms of any kind, ordered to submit to a warrantless search directed by a probation officer, with or without probable cause, for the presence of alcohol, drugs including marijuana or synthetic cannabinoids or drug paraphernalia, ordered to actively participate in and successfully complete a Cognitive Skills/Thinking Errors course if requested to do so by the probation officer, ordered to comply with all conditions set by the Henu’ Community Wellness Court and treatment providers, and was placed on probation for three years after serving any term of incarceration imposed.

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