Court reports for the week of Jan. 3, 2021

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

James Pete Marc Roberts, 34, of Sterling, pleaded guilty to driving while license cancelled, revoked or suspended, committed Nov. 11. He was fined $250 and a $100 court surcharge and placed on probation for 12 months.

Juett Lynwood Cook, 26, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to one count of an amended charge of second-degree harassment, committed Oct. 9, and one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed Nov. 10. On count one, Cook 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 have no contact with victim except through the Office of Child Services, ordered to contact the Alcohol Safety Action Program and follow all recommendations, and was placed on probation for 36 months. On count two, Cook was fined $150.

Michael W. Muller, 38, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of one count of first-degree criminal trespass and one count of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Feb. 7, 2019. On the count of criminal trespass, he was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with a Corral Avenue address in Soldotna, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for 12 months. On the count of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, he was fined $100, ordered to have no contact with a Corral Avenue address in Soldotna, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Bryan Bakken, 42, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to driving while license cancelled, revoked or suspended, committed Dec. 26, 2019. He was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and placed on probation for 12 months.

Bryan James Bakken, 42, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to false information or report, committed Nov. 15. He was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and placed on probation for 12 months.

Teana M. Lewis, 25, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree theft, committed Oct. 17, 2019. She was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with individual victim or with Walmart, ordered to pay restitution (to be determined by victim and Walmart), and was placed on probation for 36 months.

Teana Lewis, 25, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to one count of false information or report, one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, and one count of concealment of merchandise, committed Nov. 30. On the count of false information, she was sentenced to 180 days in jail with all but time served suspended, fined a $150 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay restitution, and placed on probation for 36 months. On the count of violating conditions of release, she was placed on probation for 36 months. On the count of concealment of merchandise, she was placed on probation for 36 months. Probation time is concurrent with the time imposed in the other counts and in the Oct. 17 charge. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Roger Alan Ihde, 61, of Wasilla, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Feb. 29. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 87 days suspended (time already served), 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 placed on probation for 12 months.

Kayden River Daniels, 19, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Sept. 28. Daniels was fined $150 and a $100 court surcharge and forfeited items seized.

Branderlyn Daniel Gage, 26, of Ketchikan, pleaded guilty to amended charges of one count of fraudulent use of stolen access device/ID and one count of third-degree theft, committed Sept. 20, 2019. On the count of fraudulent use of stolen access device/ID, Gage was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with victims, forfeited items seized, and placed on probation for 36 months. On the count of third-degree theft, Gage was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 170 days suspended and placed on probation for 36 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Laura Lea Hamrick, 54, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to one count of fourth-degree criminal mischief, committed June 26, 2019, and one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed Mar. 5. On the count of fourth-degree criminal mischief, she was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with victims, ordered to complete 25 hours of community work service, ordered to pay restitution, and placed on probation for 12 months. On the count of violating conditions of release, she was ordered to have no contact with victims, ordered to pay restitution, and placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Justin Scott Harris, 29, of Anchorage, pleaded guilty to driving while license cancelled, revoked or suspended, committed July 9. He was fined $1,000, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, and placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Rocky Charles Hatten, 45, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving while license cancelled, revoked or suspended, committed Nov. 17. He was fined $1,000 with $500 suspended and a $100 court surcharge, had his license revoked for 90 days, and was placed on probation for 12 months.

Jared Herrmann, 24, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one cont of fifth-degree criminal mischief and one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed Dec. 12. On count one, he was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with victims, ordered to pay restitution, and placed on probation for 36 months. On count two, he was sentenced to five days in jail, ordered to have no contact with victims, ordered to pay restitution, and placed on probation for 36 months.

Dylan John Iribarren, 27, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to one count of fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed June 13. He was fined $1,000 with $500 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 refrain from controlled substances during the period of probation unless prescribed, taken as prescribed and maintained in their original containers, forfeited items seized, and was placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Anthony Luther Mathews, 45, of Anchorage, pleaded guilty to one count offifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed July 14, 2019. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 87 days suspended, fined $2,000 with $500 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, forfeited items seized, and was placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Noah Walker, 18, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Nov. 19. He was fined $150 and a $100 court surcharge.

Jared J.E. Herrmann, 24, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct (challenge to fight), committed Aug. 6. He was sentenced to one day in jail, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge, and ordered to have no contact with a specifically named person.

Jared Jay Evan Herrmann, 24, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct (creating a hazardous condition), committed Oct. 16. He was sentenced to one day in jail and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Jared J.E. Herrmann, 24, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree criminal trespass (in a dwelling) and one count of fourth-degree theft, committed Oct. 26. On count one, he was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with a specifically name person, and placed on probation for 36 months. On count two, he was fined $400 and ordered to have no contact with a specifically named person.

Laura A. McKenna, 30, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release for a felony, committed Feb. 26. She 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.

Matthew Haywood Perkins, 30, of Moose Pass, pleaded guilty to third-degree theft, committed Aug. 24, 2019. He was sentenced to five days in jail, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge, ordered to pay $50 cost of appointed counsel, ordered to pay restitution, and ordered to have no contact with victims. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Matthew H. Perkins, 30, of Moose Pass, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release for a felony, committed Sept. 5, 2019. He was sentenced to five days in jail and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge.

Bryon Polkoski, 34, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving while license cancelled, revoked or suspended, committed Nov. 21. He was fined $1,000 with $500 suspended, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, had his license revoked for 90 days, and placed on probation for 12 months.

Garrett Cody Tikka, 28, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of one count of fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Oct. 1, and one count of violating condition of release for a felony, committed Oct. 3. He was fined $100, a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge and may perform 10 hours of community work service in lieu of fine. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Andrew Cook, 29, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to false information or report, committed Apr. 22. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge.

Andrew Ronald Cook, 29, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release for a felony, committed May 28. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge.

Christopher Charels Logan, pleaded guilty to violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed Nov. 17. He was sentenced to 30 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 Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, ordered not to consume or possess alcohol or enter anywhere it is the primary item for sale, and was placed on probation for 12 months.

Elias Tyler McConnell, 24, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of attempted fourth-degree escape (remove from police restraint), committed Dec. 21, 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, agreed that witnesses may appear telephonically in any petition to revoked probation proceedings, forfeited items seized, and was placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Matthew J. Mendenhall, 27, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Dec. 6. 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.

Jonathan Martin-Thomas Paris, 50, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct (loud noise disturbing neighbors), committed Dec. 3. He was fined $100 and a $100 court surcharge.

George E. Rector, 68, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to violating custodian’s duty regarding a felony, committed Nov. 19, 2018. He was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge.

Christopher Paul Stewart, 52, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to violating a domestic violence protective order, committed June 12. He was fined a $100 court surcharge, ordered to have no contact with victim, forfeited items seized, and was placed on probation for 12 months.

Dalton Lee Bush, 29, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault (causing fear of injury), committed Dec. 7, 2019. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 160 days suspended, fined $500, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with victim except in victim’s official capacity, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for three years. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Alynne Tekoa Lolettia Adams, 27, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed Nov. 12. She was sentenced to 10 days in jail, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge, and forfeited items seized.

James Jay Emerson, 50, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to driving while license cancelled, revoked or suspended, committed Dec. 4. He was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

James Pete Marc Roberts, 35, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving while license cancelled, revoked or suspended, committed Dec. 4. He was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and placed on probation for 12 months.

Arik James Smith, 25, of Anchor Point, pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree criminal trespass (in a dwelling) and one count of fifth-degree criminal mischief, committed Sept. 3, 2019. On the count of first-degree criminal trespass, he was sentenced to 270 days in jail with 260 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with victims or with a Clam Gulch address, forfeited items seized, and was placed on probation for 36 months. On the count of fifth-degree criminal mischief, he was placed on probation for 36 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Arik James Smith, 25, of Anchor Point, pleaded guilty to false information or report, committed Sept. 25, 2019. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge.

Jared Michael Tovoli, 26, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Aug. 12. 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.

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

Frank Donald Kenworthy III, 18, address unknown, pleaded guilty to one felony count of attempted third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed May 16, and one misdemeanor count of fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed May 17. Imposition of sentence was suspended and he was placed on probation for three years, 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 terms of probation, not to consume alcohol to excess, not to use or possess any illegal controlled substances, including synthetic drugs and marijuana, not to reside where controlled substances are present, to complete a substance abuse evaluation and comply with treatment recommendations, to be employed, actively seeking employment or actively engaged in school or vocational training while on probation, to submit to search directed by a probation officer, with or without probable cause, for the presence of controlled substances, and to have no contact with six specifically named people. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

William Robert Honeysett, 31, address unknown, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Apr. 19. He was sentenced to 60 days in prison, fined a $200 court surcharge and a $100 jail surcharge, and ordered to pay $500 cost of appointed counsel. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Greg Dean Baker, 51, address unknown, pleaded guilty to felony driving under the influence, committed Sept. 14. He was sentenced to three years in prison, fined $10,000, a $200 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay $50 cost of appointed counsel, had his license permanently revoked, subject to conditional restoration, had registration of all vehicles registered in his name permanently revoked and forfeited interest in the four-wheeler he was driving, and was ordered ignition interlock for 60 months.

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

A charge of concealment of merchandise against Teana M. Lewis, 25, of Soldotna, was dismissed. Date of the charge was June 4.

A charge of violating condition of release for a misdemeanor against Laura Lea Hamrick, 54, of Soldotna, was dismissed. Date of the charge was July 8, 2019.

A charge of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor against Laura Lea Hamrick, 54, of Soldotna, was dismissed. Date of the charge was Aug. 29, 2019.

A charge against Laura Ann McKenna, 30, of Soldotna, of failure to appear on a felony charge was dismissed. Date of the charge was Oct. 14, 2019.

A charge of driving while license cancelled, revoked or suspended against George Rector, 68, of Kenai, was dismissed. Date of the charge was Sept. 19.

Charges of one count of second-degree misconduct involving weapons and one count of reckless endangerment against Christopher Paul Stewart, 52, of Kenai, were dismissed. Date of the charges was Sept. 26.

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