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

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

Court reports for the week of Mar. 13, 2022

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

Michael Armand Ferrante, 72, of Spokane, pleaded guilty to taking/trafficking fish/game/plants, committed Aug. 2, 2021. He was fined $7,500 with $2,500 suspended and a $100 court surcharge, had his fishing license revoked for three years, ordered to admit facts in the charging document, forfeited all equipment seized, forfeited interest in the boat, and was placed on probation for 60 months.

Patrick Ferrante, 71, of Lakebay, Washington, pleaded guilty to taking/trafficking fish/game/plants, committed Aug. 2, 2021. He was fined $7,500 with $2,500 suspended and a $100 court surcharge, ordered to admit allegations in the complaint and to stipulate to forfeiture of seized items and any interest in the vessel, had his Alaska fishing license revoked for three years, and was placed on probation for 60 months.

Floyd Anthony Hendricks, 62, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of second-degree harassment (likely to provoke violence), committed Dec. 20, 2020. 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 an anger management course and follow all recommendations, may have contact with victim only at victim’s discretion, and was placed on probation for 12 months.

Dustin Zjay Ivers Holt, 41, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed July 19, 2020. 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 (which cost may be reduced if he serves his time on electronic monitoring), 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, agreed to forfeit the weapon, magazine and any ammunition, and was placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Patrick Conway Meyer, 54, of Wasilla, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of attempted third-degree misconduct involving weapons (felon in possession), committed June 5, 2021. He was sentenced to 360 days in jail with 360 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, forfeited interest in the firearm seized, agreed to show proof of payment for February rent, and was placed on probation for 36 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Arvo Leroy Tomrdle, 48, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault (causing fear of injury), committed May 29, 2019. 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 a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and anger management and follow all recommendations, and was placed on probation for 24 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Trenton William VanCamp, 29, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Feb. 20. 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 was placed on probation for 12 months.

Patrick Lee Weissert, 58, of Willow, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Apr. 27, 2020. 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, unless time is served on electronic monitoring, 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 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Billy Ray West, 59, of Sterling, pleaded guilty to one count of driving under the influence, committed Apr. 15, 2021, and one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed Feb. 19, 2022. On the count of driving under the influence, he was sentenced to 150 days in jail 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, 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 two years, and was placed on probation for 24 months. The count of violating conditions of release was judged a conviction of record. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Bryce Jordan Wiley, 23, of Kasilof, pleaded guilty to one count of reckless endangerment, committed Oct. 4, 2021, and one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed Feb. 18, 2022. On the count of reckless endangerment, he was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 80 days suspended, fined $1,000 with $1,000 suspended, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered not to consume or buy alcohol for 24 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 24 months. The count of violating conditions of release was judged a conviction of record. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Johnny L. Wright, 57, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault (causing fear of injury), committed Feb. 12. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail with all but time served suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 j ail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with victim and not to be within 500 feet of victim’s residence, except for a one-time civil assist to retrieve undisputed personal items, ordered to complete a mental health assessment and follow all recommendations, and was placed on probation for 24 months.

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

Raymond Swinton Speed, 49, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to one felony driving under the influence with two or more priors, committed Dec. 9, 2020 and one misdemeanor count of violating conditions of release for a felony, committed Feb. 11, 2022. On the felony count of driving under the influence, he was sentenced to two 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, conditionally restorable, is disqualified from driving a commercial vehicle for life, subject to conditional reinstatement, forfeited interest in the 1989 Toyota, ordered to not knowingly associate with a person who is on probation or parole or a person who has a record of felony conviction unless prior written permission is granted by a probation officer, ordered to report all purchases, sales and trades of motor vehicles belonging to him and current motor vehicle license numbers for those vehicles, ordered not to consume, possess or purchase alcohol, not to enter any establishment where the primary business is the sale of alcohol and may not have alcohol in his residence, ordered not to consume or possess illegal drugs or possess drug paraphernalia, may not be present where illegal drugs are sold or consumed and may not have illegal drugs in his residence, and may not consume or possess controlled substances unless prescribed by a physician, ordered to submit to search directed by a probation officer, with or without probable cause, for the presence of alcohol, and may not operate any motor vehicles, including but not limited to automobiles, watercraft, aircraft, snowmachines, and all-terrain vehicles, without prior approval of the probation officer. On the misdemeanor count of violating conditions of release, he was sentenced to 10 days in jail.

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