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. 27, 2020

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

Thomas John Andre, Jr., 21, of Anchorage, pleaded guilty to one count of an amended charge of attempted first-degree theft, one count of an amended charge of attempted third-degree escape, and one count of violating condition of release for a felony, committed June 4. On count one, he was sentenced to 360 days in jail with 180 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with victim in this case, ordered to pay restitution, had his license suspended for 30 days, and was placed on probation for 36 months. On count two, he was ordered to have no contact with victim in this case, ordered to pay restitution, had his license suspended for 30 days, and was placed on probation for 36 months. On count three, he was sentenced to five days in jail.

Derek Robert Ludington, 51, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree harassment (offensive physical contact) and one count of fifth-degree criminal mischief, committed June 22. On count one, he was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete a mental health assessment and provide quarterly compliance with treatment reports to the District Attorney’s office, forfeited items seized, and was placed on probation for 36 months. On count two, he was ordered to complete a mental health assessment and provide quarterly compliance with treatment reports to the District Attorney’s office and forfeited items seized.

Lehman Rither Olson, 45, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of driving while license cancelled, revoked or suspended and one count of no motor vehicle liability insurance, committed Dec. 6. On count one, he was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and placed on probation for 24 months. On count two, he was fined $500 with $500 suspended.

Lehman Rither Olson, 45, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to driving while license cancelled, revoked or suspended, committed Dec. 7. He was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and placed on probation for 24 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Lehman Rither Olson, 45, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed Feb. 14. He was sentenced to time served and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Shannon Margaret Silook, 33, of Anchorage, pleaded guilty to one count of driving under the influence and one count of fourth-degree assault (recklessly injure), committed Aug. 1. On count one, she 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 her license revoked for 90 days, ordered ignition interlock for six months, forfeited items seized, ordered not to possess, consume or buy alcohol for three years, and placed on probation for three years. On count two, she was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 180 days suspended, ordered not to consume or buy alcohol for 36 months, forfeited items seized, and was placed on probation for 36 months.

Jerry Kelly Estes, 29, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Sept. 4. 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, and was placed on probation for one year.

Chloe Ann Grogan, 21, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Aug. 29. She 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 her license revoked for 90 days, ordered ignition interlock for six months, and was placed on probation for 12 months.

Lisa Kristin Renshaw, 54, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of third-degree theft, committed Aug. 1, 2018. She 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 have no contact with a specifically named person or with Bargain Basement, forfeited all items seized except her purse and phone, and was placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Frank Turner, Jr., 60, of Anchorage, pleaded guilty to driving in violation of a restricted license, committed July 23. He was fined $500, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, had his license suspended for 90 days, and was placed on probation for 12 months.

Curtis Waterbury, 44, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of second-degree harassment (offensive physical contact), committed Jan. 1. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail with all but time served suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered not to consume or buy alcohol for 36 months, ordered to completean anger manage program and provide proof to the District Attorney and the court, may have contact with the victim if requested, and was placed on probation for 36 months.

William Mira Eastham, 29, of Anchorage, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of disorderly conduct (challenge to fight), committed June 28, 2019. He was sentenced to time served and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge.

Adrian Avery Rogers, 38, of Kasilof, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief, committed May 6. He was sentenced to 300 days in jail with 300 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact withvictims, ordered to complete a mental health assessment and follow all recommendation, ordered to perform 25 hours of community work service, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for 48 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Adrian Avery Rogers, 38, of Kasilof, pleaded guilty to one count of violating condition of release for a felony and one count of false information or report, committed June 16. On the count of violating condition of release, he was sentenced to 30 days in jail, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge, and forfeited all items seized. On the count of false information or report, he was sentenced to 60 days in jail and forfeited all items seized. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Jeremy Ryan Agron, 43, of Anchorage, pleaded guilty to driving while license cancelled, revoked or suspended, committed July 26, 2019. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge.

Emily Dawn Andry, 35, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Sept. 4. She 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 her license revoked for 90 days, ordered ignition interlock for six months, and was placed on probation for one year. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Jerilyn Fa’asega Bolly Iupeli, 29, of Anchorage, pleaded guilty to driving while license cancelled, revoked or suspended, committed Aug. 23. She was sentenced to 20 days in jail with 10 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, had her license revoked for 90 days, and was placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Elizabeth Blanche Marie Reinan, 20, of Anchorage, pleaded guilty to one count of resisting or interfering with arrest (by force), one count of fourth-degree assault (recklessly injure), and one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed May 22. On the count of resisting or interfering with arrest, she was fined $1,000. On the count of fourth-degree assault, she was sentenced to 360 days in jail with 300 days suspended, credited for 63 days time served on electronic monitoring, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to contact the Alcohol Safety Action Program and follow all recommendations, ordered to pay restitution to victims, forfeited items seized, ordered to have no contact with victims except in official capacity, and was placed on probation for 36 months. On the count of violating condition of release, she was sentenced to five days in jail. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Elizabeth Blanche Marie Reinan, 20, of Anchorage, pleaded guilty to one count of an amended charge of attempted first-degree vehicle theft, one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, and one count of fourth-degree theft, committed June 4. On count one, she was sentenced to 360 days in jail with 330 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to contact the Alcohol Safety Action Program and follow all recommendations, ordered to pay restitution to victims, ordered to have no contact with victims except in official capacity, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for 36 months. On count two, she was sentenced to five days in jail and ordered to contact the Alcohol Safety Action Program and follow all recommendations. On count three, she was sentenced to five days in jail, ordered to contact the Alcohol Safety Action Program and follow all recommendations, ordered to pay restitution to victims, and forfeited items seized.

McGerra Lee Beck, 37, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of third-degree theft, committed Oct. 24, 2019 and was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 150 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with victim, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for three years.

McGerra Lee Beck, 37, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of violating condition of release for a felony and one count of fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed May 28. On count one, Beck was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 80 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete substance abuse treatment, forfeited all items seized, ordered to pay $200 cost of appointed counsel, and placed on probation for three years. On count two, Beck was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 170 days suspended, ordered to complete substance abuse treatment, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for three years.

McGerra Lee Beck, 37, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed July 24 and was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 170 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete a domestic violence intervention program and follow all recommendations, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for three years. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Jared J. Herrmann, 24, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to second=degree criminal trespass (upon premises), committed Sept. 7. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail with 25 days suspended, fined $500 with $250 suspended, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, ordered to pay restitution, and placed on probation for 24 months.

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

Jeremy Christopher Bichler, 39, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to one felony count of third-degree misconduct involving weapons (felon in possession), one misdemeanor count an amended charge of fourth-degree assault (causing fear of injury), and one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence, committed July 27, 2018. On the count of third-degree misconduct involving weapons, he was sentenced to 24 months in prison with 24 months suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay $250 cost of appointed counsel, forfeited all items seized, ordered, among other conditions of probation, not to use or possess any alcoholic beverages or illegal controlled substances, including marijuana and synthetic drugs, not to reside where alcoholic beverages are present or enter any business establishment whose primary business is the sale of alcohol, 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 to have no contact with victims in this case, 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 weapons, and was placed on probation for three years. On the count of fourth-degree assault, he was sentenced to 330 days in jail with 300 days suspended, ordered to have no contact with victims, ordered not to consume or buy alcohol for three years, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and comply with treatment recommendations, forfeited items seized, and was placed on probation for three years. On the count of driving under the influence, he was sentenced to 20 days in jail, fined $3,000 and $1,467 cost of imprisonment, ordered to comply with the substance abuse treatment addressed in the other counts, had his license revoked for one year, ordered ignition interlock for 12 months, and forfeited all items seized. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

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

A charge of driving while license cancelled, revoked or suspended against Curtis W. Waterbury, 44, of Soldotna, was dismissed. Date of the charge was Mar. 17.

A charge of fourth-degree theft against Jared Herrmann, 24, of Kenai, was dismissed. Date of the charge was Aug. 15.

Charges of one count of fourth-degree criminal mischief, one count of third-degree theft, and one count of fifth-degree criminal mischief, dated Aug. 15, and one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, dated Sept. 7, against Jared J. Herrmann, 24, of Kenai, were dismissed.

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