Kenai Courthouse is photographed on February 26, 2019 in Kenai, Alaska. (Clarion file)

Kenai Courthouse is photographed on February 26, 2019 in Kenai, Alaska. (Clarion file)

Court reports for the week of Feb. 13, 2022

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

Nick Lewis Nelson, 56, of Anchorage, pleaded guilty to one felony count of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed July 14, 2021, and one misdemeanor count of violating condition of release for a felony, committed July 23, 2021. He was sentenced to four years in prison with two years suspended on the felony count of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and to 10 days in jail on each of the misdemeanor counts of violating conditions of release, fined a $200 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 consume alcohol to excess, not to use or possess any illegal controlled substances, including synthetic drugs and marijuana, ordered to notify the probation officer within 48 hours of all medication prescriptions and sign a release of information allowing the probation officer to verify the prescription, 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 to excess and controlled substances, and was placed on probation for five years after serving any term of incarceration imposed. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

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

Zachary Steven Letzring, 33, of Kasilof, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Jan. 7. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 87 days suspended, fined $3,000 with $1,500 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 foe one year, and was placed on probation for one year.

Alandre Pierre McKnight, 20, of Anchorage, pleaded guilty to one count of sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and one count of violating condition of release for a felony, committed Apr. 24, 2021, and one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed Oct. 11, 2021. On the count of sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, he was sentenced to 30 days in jail with all but time served suspended, fined $500 with $500 suspended, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, forfeited the firearm seized, ordered not to possess controlled substances, including marijuana, without a valid prescription from a licensed provider, taken only as prescribed, and maintained in original container, and was placed on probation for 12 months. The Apr. 24 count of violating condition of release for a felony was judged a conviction of record only. On the Oct. 11 count of violating condition of release for misdemeanor, he was sentenced to 10 days in jail with 10 days suspended, fined $150 with $150 suspended, ordered to comply concurrently with the conditions ordered in the count of misconduct involving a controlled substance, and was placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Jonathan John Nashoanak, 39, of Stebbins, pleaded guilty to failure to file verification, committed Aug. 12, 2021. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 145 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, and placed on probation for 36 months.

Jonathan John Nashoanak, 30, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of fourth-degree assault (recklessly injure) and one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed Jan. 8. On the count of fourth-degree assault, he was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 120 days 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 contact the Alcohol Safety Action Program for a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, and was placed on probation for 36 months. On the count of violating conditions of release, he was sentenced to five days in jail. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Nick Lewis Nelson, 56, of Anchor Point, pleaded guilty to driving while license canceled, revoked or suspended (with a previous conviction), committed Nov. 13, 2019. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge, and had his license revoked for 90 days.

Nick Lewis Nelson, 56, of Anchor Point, pleaded guilty to no motor vehicle liability insurance, committed July 3, 2020. He was fined $500, a $100 court surcharge, and a $50 jail surcharge.

Nick L. Nelson, 56, of Anchor Point, pleaded guilty to driving while license canceled, revoked or suspended (with a previous conviction), committed Sept. 1, 2020. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge, and had his license revoked for 90 days.

Nick Lewis Nelson, 56, of Anchor Point, pleaded guilty to driving while license canceled, revoked or suspended (for a criminal offense), committed Jan. 9, 2021. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge, and had his license revoked for 90 days.

Nick Lewis Nelson, 56, of Anchor Point, pleaded guilty to driving while license canceled, revoked or suspended (for a criminal offense), committed May 27, 2021. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge, and had his license revoked for 90 days. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Sarah Mae Tressler, 29, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of driving under the influence, committed Sept. 17, 2021, one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed Oct. 21, 2021, and one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed Dec. 31, 2021. On the count of driving under the influence, 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 (unless time is served on electronic monitoring), ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had her license revoked for one year, and was placed on probation for three years. The two counts of violating conditions of release were judged convictions of record only. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Tao Lau Yancey, 43, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of negligent driving, committed Apr. 7, 2021 and was fined $300, a $10 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge.

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