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. 6, 2020

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

Dakota Thane Pederson, 33, of Sterling, pleaded guilty to driving while license revoked, committed July 24. He was fined $500, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, and placed on probation for 12 months.

Dustyn Jean Pederson, 31, of Sterling, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed July 24. He was 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 not to possess or consume controlled substances without a valid prescription from a licensed physician, kept in original container and taken only as prescribed, and was placed on probation for 12 months.

Brianna Marie Kitchen, 29, of Kasilof, pleaded guilty to false information or report (of crime occurring), committed Aug. 18. She was sentenced to 100 days in jail with 90 days suspended, 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.

Lonnie Edward Playle, 37, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of second-degree harassment, committed Oct. 26, 2019. He was fined 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 not to possess or use controlled substances unless prescribed by a license physician, kept in original container and taken only as prescribed, and was placed on probation for 36 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Lonnie Edward Playle, 37, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful contact and one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed Nov. 10, 2019. On count one, he was fined 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 not to possess or use controlled substances unless prescribed by a license physician, kept in original container and taken only as prescribed, and was placed on probation for 36 months. On count two, he as ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, ordered not to possess or use controlled substances unless prescribed by a license physician, kept in original container and taken only as prescribed, and was placed on probation for 36 months.

Lonnie Edward Playle, 37, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to one count of violating a domestic violence protective order, committed Feb. 15, and one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed Aug, 20. On count one, he was sentenced to 270 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 substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, ordered not to possess or use controlled substances unless prescribed by a license physician, kept in original container and taken only as prescribed, and was placed on probation for 36 months. On count two, he was ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, ordered not to possess or use controlled substances unless prescribed by a license physician, kept in original container and taken only as prescribed, and was placed on probation for 36 months.

Craig Edwin Lott, Jr., 23, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault, committed June 17. He was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete an anger management program and Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for 36 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Joshua James Brittain, 35, of Anchorage, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of fourth-degree assault, committed July 25. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge, ordered to pay restitution, and forfeited items seized. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Eric James Glenzel, 53, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Aug. 13. 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.

Chase E. House, 21, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Aug. 8. 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.

Tyler Ashton Sargent, 21, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to driving while license revoked, committed Mar. 10. He was fined $250, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete 20 hours of community work service, had license revoked for 90 days, and was placed on probation for 36 months.

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

William Matthew Karron, 38, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree assault and one count of third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Apr. 27, 2018. He was sentenced to 18 months in prison with all but time served suspended on count one and to 18 months with 12 months suspended on count two, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay $300 cost of appointed counsel, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited all items seized, ordered, among other conditions of probation, not to use or possess any alcoholic beverages or illegal controlled substances, including synthetic drugs, not to reside where alcoholic beverages are present or enter any business establishment whose primary business is the sale of alcohol, 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, 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 to complete substance abuse and anger management assessments and comply with treatment recommendations, ordered to have no contact with victims in this case, ordered to be employed, actively seeking employment or actively engaged in school, subsistence activities or vocational training while on probation, and was placed on probation for two years after serving any term of incarceration imposed. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

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