Court reports for the week of April 25, 2021

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

Charges of two counts of driving while license canceled, revoked or suspended against John R. Peterson, 50, of Soldotna, were dismissed. Date of the charges was Mar. 18.

Charges of one count of violating a domestic violence protective order and one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor against John Randall Peterson, 50, of Soldotna, were dismissed. Date of the charges was Mar. 28.

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

(District Judgments picked up at the courthouse and emailed from Kenai Apr. 22, 2021. Received and emailed to the Clarion Apr. 22, 2021.)

Crystal Marie Cook, 51, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of second-degree hindering prosecution, committed Nov. 8. She was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited items seized, and was placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Nicholas Demont, 27, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of reckless endangerment, committed Mar. 16, 2020. He was sentenced to 120 days in jail with 100 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered not to consume or buy alcohol for 24 months, ordered to complete substance/alcohol and mental health assessments and follow all recommendations, admitted facts sufficient to support a plea, and was placed on probation for 24 months.

Brand Allen Havard, 37, of Nederland, Texas, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Sept. 17. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail or on electronic monitoring with 87 days suspended (status hearing set for May 27 to confirm completion of electronic monitoring), fined $2,000 with $500 suspended, a $150 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, 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.

Sherry M. Maestas, 44, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to one count of an amended charge of third-degree theft and one count of fourth-degree assault (recklessly injure), committed Oct. 28. On count one, she was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 85 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with victim unless requested in writing, ordered to complete substance/alcohol abuse and mental health assessments and follow all recommendations, forfeited items seized, and was placed on probation for 24 months. On count two, she was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 85 days suspended, ordered to comply with all orders and conditions concurrent with count one, and was placed on probation for 24 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Derek Floyd McDaniel, 38, of Anchor Point, pleaded guilty to reckless driving, committed Aug. 17. 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 to complete a mental health assessment and follow all recommendations (a new assessment if necessary; otherwise continue with existing treatment), had his license revoked for 30 days, and was placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Amanda Diane Mills, 30, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Feb. 29, 2020. She 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 her license revoked for one year, ordered ignition interlock for 12 months, ordered not to possess, consume or buy alcohol for three years, and placed on probation for three years.

Caroline Cynthia Nevak, 50, of Anchorage, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Oct. 22. She was sentenced to 150 days in jail or on electronic monitoring with 130 days suspended, fined $4,000 with $1,000 suspended, a $150 curt surcharge, a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and $1,467 cost of imprisonment, unless time is served on electronic monitoring, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had her 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 two years.

Ryan Vance Nuglene, 36, of Anchorage, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Jan. 10. He was sentenced to 270 days in jail with 210 days suspended, fined $5,000 with $1,000 suspended, a $150 court surcharge, a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and $2,000 cost of imprisonment, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had his license revoked for three years, ordered ignition interlock for 18 months, ordered not to possess, consume or buy alcohol for five years, and was placed on probation for five years. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Amanda Lynn Pallones, 37, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of third-degree theft, committed Jan. 7, 2020. She was sentenced to 310 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 with victim, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for 36 months.

John Randall Peterson, 50, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to one count of fourth-degree assault (recklessly injure), committed Feb. 2. He was sentenced to 360 days in jail with 300 days suspended, fined $2,500 with $2,000 suspended, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with victims, ordered to complete a mental health assessment and follow all recommendations, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited items seized, ordered to file quarterly compliance reports with the District Attorney’s Office, and was placed on probation for 36 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Brian Keith Raham, 50, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to driving while license canceled, revoked for suspended, committed Dec. 7. He 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, and placed on probation for 12 months.

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