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 Jan. 16, 2022

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

A charge of fourth-degree assault (recklessly injure) against David Allen Claborn, 53, of Soldotna, was dismissed. He forfeited all items seized. Date of the charge was Jan. 1, 2018.

A charge of driving while license canceled, revoked, or suspended against David Allen Claborn, 53, of Soldotna, was dismissed. Date of the charge was Sept. 24, 2018.

Charges of one count of an amended charge of fourth-degree assault (causing fear of injury) and one count of unlawful contact against David Claborn, 53, of Soldotna, were dismissed. Dates of the charges were Jan. 23, 2019 and Jan. 25, 2019.

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

David Allen Claborn, 53, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to felony driving under the influence (two or more priors), committed Apr. 27, 2019. He was sentenced to two years in prison, credited for time already served in this case, fined $10,000, a $200 court surcharge and a $100 jail surcharge, ordered to pay $50 cost of appointed counsel, had his license permanently revoked, subject to conditional restoration, is disqualified from driving a commercial vehicle for life, subject to conditional reinstatement, forfeited interest in the vehicle used, and forfeited all items seized. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Teana Margaret Lewis, 26, address unknown, pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree vehicle theft, committed May 24, 2021, and one count of violating condition of release for a felony, committed Sept. 7, 2021. She was sentenced to 18 months in prison with 18 months suspended on the count of vehicle theft and to 10 days on the count of violating condition of release, fined a $200 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay $250 cost of appointed counsel, ordered to have no contact with victim, ordered, among other conditions of probation, not to use, possess or consume any illegal controlled substances, including marijuana and synthetic drugs, ordered 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 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 controlled substances, drug paraphernalia and stolen property, ordered not to own, possess, purchase, transport, handle or have in her custody, residence or vehicle, any firearm, ammunition, explosives or weapon(s) capable of inflicting bodily harm or incapacitation, forfeited all firearms in all cases, and was placed on probation for three 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:

Heather Lynn Bielenberg, 35, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Oct. 31, 2021. She was sentenced to 90 days in jail or on electronic monitoring 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 (unless time is served on electronic monitoring), ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had her license revoked for 90 days, ordered ignition interlock for six months, and placed on probation for 12 months.

David Allen Claborn, 53, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault (recklessly injure), committed June 10, 2018. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 180 days suspended, fined $1,000 with $1,000 suspended, a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete a batterer’s intervention program or a comparable state program and follow all recommendations, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for two years. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

James Henry Duncan, 57, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal trespass (upon premises), committed Jan. 6. He was sentenced to five days in jail and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge.

James H. Duncan, 57, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed Jan. 7. He was sentenced to five days in jail and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Yasmine Miranda Okpealuk-Paquin, 26, of Anchorage, pleaded guilty to one count of driving under the influence and one count of fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons (possession while intoxicated), committed July 2, 2021. On the count of driving under the influence, she was sentenced to 150 days in jail or on electronic monitoring with 147 days suspended, fined $2,000 with $500 suspended, a $150 court surcharge, a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and $330 cost of imprisonment (unless time is served on electronic monitoring), ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had her license revoked for 90 days, ordered ignition interlock for six months, forfeited interest in the firearms seized, ordered not to possess, consume or buy alcohol for one year, and was placed on probation for 12 months. On the count of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, she was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 90 days suspended, ordered to comply concurrently with all the orders and conditions imposed in count one, and was placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Cheyenne Nicole Rodriguez, 25, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of reckless driving, committed Nov. 11, 2021. She was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 90 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to contact the Alcohol Safety Action Program for a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, had her license revoked for 30 days, and was placed on probation for 12 months.

Eric Winfield Smyth, 54, of Kasilof, pleaded guilty to one count of fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons (possession while intoxicated), committed Apr. 5, 2021, and one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed July 8, 2021. On the count of fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons, he was sentenced to 180 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 substance/alcohol abuse and mental health assessments and follow all recommendations, forfeited all items seized, ordered not to consume or possess controlled substances or firearms, ordered to submit to searches by law enforcement upon reasonable suspicion for possession of firearms and controlled substances, and was placed on probation for 36 months. The count of violating conditions of release was judged a conviction of record only. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Gordon Lewis Stanley, 36, of Anchorage, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Sept. 22, 2021. He was sentenced to 360 days in jail and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Joshua Caleb Van Hout, 26, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed July 18, 2021. He was sentenced to 150 days in jail or on electronic monitoring 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 his license revoked for one year, ordered ignition interlock for 12 months, ordered to comply concurrently with all the orders and conditions imposed in another case, forfeited the firearm seized, ordered not to possess, consume or buy alcohol for three years, and was placed on probation for three years. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Joshua Caleb Vanhout, 26, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to one count of leaving the scene of an accident (unattended vehicle damage) and one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed July 30, 2021. On count one, he was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 90 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to comply concurrently with all orders and conditions imposed on another judgment regarding driving under the influence, including no alcohol, and was placed on probation for 36 months. On count two, he was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 90 days suspended, ordered to comply concurrently with all orders and conditions imposed in count one, including no alcohol, and was placed on probation for 36 months.

Joshua C. Van Hout, 26, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to one count of driving under the influence and one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed Oct. 12, 2021. On the count of driving under the influence, he was sentenced to 150 days in jail or on electronic monitoring 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 his license revoked for one year, ordered ignition interlock for 12 months, admitted a prior driving under the influence conviction, forfeited firearm seized, ordered not to possess, consume or buy alcohol for three years, and was placed on probation for three years. On the count of violating conditions of release, he was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 90 days suspended, ordered to comply concurrently with all orders and conditions imposed on the count of driving under the influence, and was placed on probation for 36 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Rodney Eugene White, 50, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of fourth-degree criminal mischief and one count of reckless endangerment, committed May 22, 2021. On count one, he was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 180 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete an anger management course and follow all recommendations, ordered to complete 25 hours of community work service, forfeited items seized, ordered to admit the fourth-degree criminal mischief is a domestic violence crime, and was placed on probation for 24 months. On the count of reckless endangerment, he was sentenced to 180 days in jail with all but time served suspended, ordered to comply concurrently with all the terms and conditions imposed in count one (except that the charge of reckless endangerment is not a domestic violence crime), and was placed on probation for 24 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

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