Court reports for Sept 22, 2019

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

Darrell Ray Stevens, 30, of Nome, pleaded guilty to improper use of registration, title or plates, committed Aug. 23. He was fined $150, a $100 court surcharge, and a $50 jail surcharge. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Amy Elizabeth Kyriss, 29, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of fourth-degree assault (causing fear of injury), a domestic violence offense committed Aug. 6. She was sentenced to 360 days in jail with 310 days 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 unless written permission is filed with the court, and was placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Eric Ryan Luna, 33, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of violating a domestic violence protective order, committed Sept. 4, 2017. He was fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay restitution, and placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Zachariah Glen Kasukonis, 39, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed May 4. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail with all but time served suspended, fined $500, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, forfeited items seized, ordered to have no contact with a specifically named person unless written consent is in the court file, and was placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Zachariah Glen Kasukonis, 39, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release for a felony, committed July 29. He was sentenced to five days in jail and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge.

Peter Kelly Larrow, 49, of Sterling, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Oct. 31, 2018. He was sentenced to 270 days in jail or on electronic monitoring with 267 days suspended, fined $5,000 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, and placed on probation for one year. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Frank J. Marotta, 44, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed May 24. He was fined $500 and a $100 court surcharge, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, forfeited all items seized, and placed on probation for 12 months.

Jacob Franklin Moody, 27, of Sterling, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree criminal mischief, a domestic violence offense committed Jan. 12. He was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited all items seized, ordered to have no contact with victim, and placed on probation for one year. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Lewis Oreagan, 37, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release for a felony, committed July 11. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge.

Brian Ward Stanley, 56, of Palmer, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Aug. 11. 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, ordered not to possess, consume or buy alcohol for two years, and placed on probation for 24 months.

Andy Robert James Constantine, 20, of Tyonek, pleaded guilty to one count of an amended charge of fourth-degree assault, a domestic violence offense committed May 28, 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 an anger management program or a mental health assessment and follow all recommendations, ordered to pay restitution, ordered to have no contact with victim, and placed on probation for 24 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Allen Robert Miranda, 33, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree criminal mischief, committed May 17. He was fined $250, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered not to consume or buy alcohol for 360 days, ordered to complete 25 hours of community work service, ordered to pay restitution, and placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

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

Tao Lau Yancey, 41, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to third-degree assault (causing fear of injury with a weapon), committed June 18, 2018. He was sentenced to two years in prison with one year suspended, credited for time already served, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, 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, ordered to complete anger management counseling and a violence rehabilitation program, ordered to have no contact with victims in this case except through a licensed broker or attorney, ordered to submit to search directed by a probation officer, with or without probable cause, for the presence of weapons, and was placed on probation for three years after serving any term of incarceration imposed. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Eric Ryan Luna, 33, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of third-degree assault, committed Oct. 11, 2017. He was sentenced to 24 months in prison with 21 months suspended, concurrent with time in another case, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay restitution, ordered, among other conditions of probation, not to use, possess or consume any alcoholic beverages or illegal controlled substances, including marijuana or synthetic drugs, ordered to submit to search directed by a probation officer, with or without probable cause, for the presence of alcohol, controlled substances, drug paraphernalia and evidence of controlled substance transactions, ordered not to associate with individuals who use or sell illegal controlled substances nor enter or remain in placed where illegal controlled substances are used, manufactured, grown or sold, ordered to complete a substance abuse evaluation and comply with treatment recommendations, ordered to successfully complete a batterer’s intervention program, ordered to have no contact with victims in this case, and was placed on probation for three years after serving any term of incarceration imposed.

Eric Ryan Luna, 33, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to failure to appear on a felony charge, committed Jan. 22, 2018. He was sentenced to three months in prison, concurrent with time to serve in another case, fined a $100 court surcharge, a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay $500 cost of appointed counsel, and ordered to pay restitution.

Jacob Franklin Moody, Jr., 27, of Sterling, pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of attempted first-degree vehicle theft, committed Mar. 28, and one felony count of first-degree promoting contraband and one misdemeanor count of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Mar. 29. On the felony count of first-degree promoting contraband, 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 $200 cost of appointed counsel, ordered to pay restitution, ordered to have no contact with victim, forfeited all items seized, and 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, and ordered to complete a substance abuse evaluation and comply with treatment recommendations. On the misdemeanor count of attempted first-degree vehicle theft, he was sentenced to 220 days in jail, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited items seized, ordered to have no contact with victim, and placed on probation for one year. On the misdemeanor count of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, he forfeited items seized, was ordered to pay restitution, ordered to have no contact with victim, and placed on probation for one year. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Patrick Arnaldo Rascon, 27, of Anchorage, pleaded guilty to first-degree vehicle theft, committed Feb. 24. He was sentenced to two years in prison, fined $250, a $200 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge, ordered to pay $100 cost of appointed counsel, ordered to pay restitution, had his license revoked for 30 days, and ordered to have no contact with victim. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

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

Charges of two counts of third-degree assault (causing fear of injury with a weapon) and one count of violating condition of release against Zachariah Glen Kasukonis, 39, of Soldotna, were dismissed. Date of the charges was June 23.

A charge of violating condition of release for a felony against Zachariah Glen Kasukonis, 39, of Soldotna, was dismissed. Date of the charge was July 17.

A charge of violating condition of release against Jacob Moody, 27, or Sterling, was dismissed. Date of the charge was Apr. 26.

A charge of third-degree theft against Joaine M. Chivers, 44, of Kenai, was dismissed. Date of the charge was Oct. 8, 2005.

Charges of one count of fourth-degree theft and one count of violating condition of release against Jaycee C. Hermann, 19, of Kenai, were dismissed. Date of the charges was May 16.

A charge of violating condition of probation against Derrick Hurd, 26, of Sterling, was dismissed. Date of the charge was June 17.

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