Court reports for Oct. 30, 2019

Court reports for Oct. 30, 2019

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

Casey Weldon Zearing, 30, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to violating a custodian’s duty, committed Mar. 27. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge.

Zachary Johnson, 21, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Apr. 11. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail or on electronic monitoring with 27 days suspended, fined $2,000 with $500 suspended, a $150 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, and placed on probation for one year. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Jewel R. Meader, 26, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed May 20, 2018. She was sentenced to 30 days in jail or on electronic monitoring with 27 days suspended, fined $2,000 with $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 her license revoked for 90 days, ordered ignition interlock for six months, and placed on probation for 12 months.

Mason Baldwin, 42, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release for a felony, committed Sept. 5. He was fined a $100 court surcharge and placed on probation for 12 months.

Mason E. Baldwin, 42, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Sept. 24. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail with 45 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to engage in treatment as recommended, and was placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Tia L. Bartleson, 18, of Anchorage, pleaded guilty to reckless driving, committed June 4. She was fined a $100 court surcharge, had her license revoked for 30 days, and placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Joseph M. Bell, 39, of Girdwood, pleaded guilty to false statement on a Fish and Game application, committed Aug. 21. He was fined $2,000 with $1,000 suspended and $100 court surcharge and placed on probation for 12 months.

Joseph M. Cooper, 53, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal trespass (on land, intend crime), committed Mar. 38. He was sentenced to 30 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, ordered to have no contact with victim or a specific Soldotna address, and was placed on probation for 12 months.

James G. Dove, 41, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of third-degree theft, committed Jan. 6, 2018. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail with all but time served suspended, fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited items seized, ordered to have no contact with a specifically named person, and placed on probation for 12 months.

Judy Jane Graham, 70, of Kasilof, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree criminal mischief (under $250), committed July 26. She was sentenced to 20 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 25 hours of community work service, ordered to pay restitution, and placed on probation for 12 months.

Ross Steven Knapp, Jr., 32, of Wasilla, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of fourth-degree assault (causing fear of injury with a weapon), committed May 5, 2018. He was sentenced to 360 days in jail with all but time served suspended, fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete a mental health assessment and follow all recommendations, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for 12 months.

Ross Knapp, 32, of Fairbanks, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release, a domestic violence offense committed Aug. 20, 2018. He was fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and was placed on probation for six months.

Matthew Shane Lav, 23, of Sterling, pleaded guilty to driving while license cancelled, suspended or revoked, committed Oct. 26. He was sentenced to 20 days in jail with 10 days suspended, fined $1,000 with $500 suspended, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, had his license revoked for 90 days, and was placed on probation for 12 months.

Teana M. Lewis, 24, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Apr. 14. She was sentenced to 30 days in jail or on electronic monitoring with 27 days suspended, received credit for time served, was fined $2,000 with $500 suspended, a $150 court surcharge, a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and $66 for the first three days of monitoring ordered, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had her license revoked for 90 days, and was placed on probation for one year.

Robert A. Merchant, 35, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct (refusal to disperse), committed June 15. He was sentenced to time served and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge.

Austin Travis Struthers, 28, of Sterling, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Nov. 14, 2018. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail or on electronic monitoring with 27 days suspended, fined $2,000 with $500 suspended, a $75 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and $66 for the first three days of monitoring ordered, 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.

Terrance M. Teran, 46, of Anchor Point, was found guilty of an amended charge of disorderly conduct, committed Oct. 11, 2018. He was sentenced to time served and fined a $50 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge and ordered to have no contact with victim or with Joe’s Laundry.

Jared J.E. Hermann, 23, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to furnishing alcohol to a person under 21, committed June 17. He was fined $500 with $250 suspended, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, and placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Jared J. Hermann, 23, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release, committed July 5. He was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and placed on probation for 12 months.

Inez M. Pingayak, 33, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Sept. 16. She 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 her license revoked for 90 days, ordered ignition interlock for six months, ordered to pay restitution to be determined for vehicle damage and injury caused, forfeited items seized, and was 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 fourth-degree assault (causing fear of injury) against David Anthony Allen, 35, of Kenai, was dismissed. Date of the charge was Mar. 29.

Charges of two counts of furnishing alcohol to a person under 21 against Dareius Deivae Copeland, 28, of Kenai, were dismissed. Date of the charges was Jan. 10.

A charge of fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance against Taylor Hayes Lekity, 24, of Anchorage, was dismissed. Date of the charge was July 17.

Charges of one count of driving while license cancelled, revoked or suspended, one count of second-degree criminal trespass (upon premises), and one count of fourth-degree theft against Kevin Edward VanKleeck, 38, of Seward, were dismissed. Date of the charges was Sept. 9, 2018.

Charges of one count of fourth-degree theft, one count of second-degree criminal trespass (upon premises), one count of drunken person on license premises, one count of resisting or interfering with arrest, and one count of violating condition of release against Kevin E. VanKleeck, 38, of Seward, were dismissed. Date of the charges was Dec. 15, 2018.

Charges of one count of fourth-degree theft and one count of violating condition of release against Kevin Edward VanKleeck, 38, of Seward, were dismissed. Date of the charges was Apr. 1.

A charge of first-degree criminal trespass (in a dwelling) against Jared Jay-Evan Herrmann, 23, of Kenai, was dismissed. Date of the charge was May 9.

A charge of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor against Jared Jay Evan Herrmann, 23, of Kenai, was dismissed. Date of the charge was Sept. 13.

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

Casey Weldon Zearing, 30, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to one felony count of first-degree burglary (in a dwelling) and one misdemeanor count of first-degree vehicle theft (causing $750+ expense to owner), committed June 25. He was sentenced to 24 months in prison with 22 months suspended on the felony count and to two months in jail on the misdemeanor count, fined a $200 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay restitution, 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, to complete a substance abuse evaluation and comply with treatment recommendations, to have no contact with victims in this case, 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 and stolen property, to inform any employer of this conviction and probation status, and was placed on probation for three years on the felony count. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

James Dwayne Rodgers, 57, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to failure to stop at the direction of an officer, committed Apr. 3, 2017. He was sentenced to two years in prison, given credit for treatment completed, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $100 jail surcharge, and had his license revoked for 30 days. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

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