The entrance to the Kenai Courthouse in Kenai, AK as seen on February 26, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

The entrance to the Kenai Courthouse in Kenai, AK as seen on February 26, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Court reports for Sept. 13, 2020

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

Brandon James Saltenberger, 20, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of theft with three or more prior convictions within five years involving less than $250 and one count of violating condition of release for a felony, committed June 22. On count one, he was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with Kenai Holiday Gas Stations, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for one year. On count two, he forfeited all items seized and was placed on probation for one year.

Brandon James Saltenberger, 20, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of theft with three or more prior convictions within five years involving less than $250 and one count of violating condition of release for a felony, committed July 6. On count one, he was fined a $100 court surcharge, ordered to have no contact with Kenai Safeway, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for one year. On count two, he forfeited all items seized and was placed on probation for one year.

Jacob Paul Borchert, 28, of Aurora, Colorado, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Aug. 25. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail 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 his license revoked for 90 days, ordered ignition interlock for six months, ordered not to possess, consume or buy alcohol for one year, and placed on probation for 12 months.

Katie Rose Wright, 34, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving while license cancelled, revoked or suspended, committed May 24. She was sentenced to 120 days in jail with 100 days suspended, fined $1,000 with $500 suspended, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, and placed on probation for 12 months.

Trevor Alexander Hallstead, 26, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of driving under the influence and one count of false information or report of crime occurring, committed June 11. On the count of driving under the influence, he was sentenced to 90 days in jail 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 his license revoked for 90 days, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for two years. On the count of false information or report, he was sentenced to 120 days in jail with 100 days suspended, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited all items seized, and placed on probation for 24 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

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

Brandon James Saltenberger, 20, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of theft with three or more prior convictions within five years involving less than $250 and one felony count of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance with previous fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance within the preceding 10 years, committed Apr. 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 $500 cost of appointed counsel, ordered to have no contact with Kenai Walmart, forfeited all items seized, and ordered, among other special conditions of probation, to serve 60 days in prison, not to use or possess any alcoholic beverages or illegal controlled substances, including marijuana and synthetic drugs, 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 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, and ordered to submit to search directed by a probation officer, with or without probable cause, for the presence of controlled substances and drug paraphernalia. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Tolbert E. Elliott, 53, address unknown, pleaded guilty to felony driving under the influence, committed Sept. 18, 2018. He was sentenced to 24 months in prison with 20 months suspended, credited for time already served, fined $10,000, a $100 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay $100 cost of appointed counsel, had his license permanently revoked, subjected to conditional restoration, forfeited interest in the vehicle, ordered, if he regains the right to drive, to use an ignition interlock device according to law, ordered, among other conditions of probation, not to consume or possess any alcoholic beverages, not to reside where alcoholic beverages are present, not to 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 submit to search directed by a probation officer, with or without probable cause, for the presence of alcohol, and was placed on probation for three years after serving any term of incarceration. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Kevin S. Patterson, 49, address unknown, pleaded guilty to seven counts of possession of child pornography, committed Mar. 2, 2008, Jan. 21, 2007, June 4, 2009, Sept. 29, 2008, Nov. 22, 2007, June 4, 2009, and Aug. 20, 2006. He was sentenced to 14 years in prison with five years suspended on the Aug. 20, 2006 charge, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, forfeited items seized, ordered, among other conditions of probation, to register as a sex offender, to obtain a sex offender evaluation/risk assessment and complete sex offender treatment programming, to not knowingly have any contact with a person under 18 years of age unless in the immediate presence of another adult who knows the circumstances of his crime, to not possess any sexually explicit material, to submit to search requested or at the direction of a probation officer for the presence of minor children or sexually explicit material, to not reside where minor children are residing or staying without the written permission of his probation officer and, if applicable, his sex offender treatment provider and the parent/guardian of the minor, to not accept employment, educational programming or engage in any volunteer community activity, including subsistence activities, where minors under 18 years of age are present without prior written permission of the probation officer, to not knowingly open or maintain an internet account without providing prior written notice to his probation officer, to install internet monitoring software such as “Covenant Eye” onto any devices connected to the internet at the request of his probation officer, and was placed on probation for five years after serving any term of incarceration imposed. He was found not guilty of an Apr. 14, 2009 charge of possession of child pornography. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

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