The entrance to the Kenai Courthouse in Kenai, AK as seen on February 26, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

The entrance to the Kenai Courthouse in Kenai, AK as seen on February 26, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Court reports for the week of May 31, 2021

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

A charge of driving while license canceled, revoked or suspended for a criminal offense against Andrea C. Aburto, 34, of Kenai, was dismissed. Date of the charge was Sept. 20, 2020.

A charge of fourth-degree theft against Timothy Leon Brown, 53, of Kasilof, was dismissed. Date of the charge was Oct. 22, 2017.

A charge of fourth-degree theft against Timothy Leon Brown, 53, of Kasilof, was dismissed. Date of the charge was Oct. 16, 2017.

A charge of driving with license in violation of limits against Devin Davis, 27, of Soldotna, was dismissed. Date of the charge was Nov. 21, 2020.

Charges of one count of driving while license canceled, revoked or suspended for a criminal offense and one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor against James Daniel Hudson, Jr., 62, of Nikiski, were dismissed. Date of the charges was May 29, 2020.

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

Andrea Aburto, 34, of Sterling, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release for a felony, committed Mar. 9. She was sentenced to five days in jail, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for one year.

Andrea Aburto, 34, of Sterling, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release for a felony, committed Mar. 30. She was sentenced to five days in jail, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, and forfeited all items seized.

Timothy Leon Brown, 53, of Kasilof, pleaded guilty to failure to appear on a misdemeanor charge, committed Sept. 5, 2019. He was fined $250 and a $100 court surcharge, ordered to have no contact with Sportsman’s Warehouse, ordered to pay $54.99 restitution to Sportsman’s Warehouse, and was placed on probation for 12 months.

Kyle Tyrese Bunting, 22, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of reckless driving, committed May 8. He was fined $500, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, had his license revoked for 30 days, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Deven James Davis, 27, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to one count of driving while license canceled, revoked or suspended for a criminal offense and one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed Jan. 1. On count one, he was sentenced to 180 days in jail with $170 suspended, fined $2,000 with $2,000 suspended, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, had his license revoked for 90 days, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for 36 months. On count two, he was sentenced to 30 days in jail with 30 days suspended, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for 36 months.

Deven James Davis, 27, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to one count of driving while license canceled, revoked or suspended with a previous conviction, one count of an amended charge of fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, and one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed Apr. 26. On count one, he was sentenced to 20 days in jail with 10 days suspended, fined $500, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, had his license revoked for 90 days, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for 36 months. On count two, he was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 180 days suspended, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for 36 months. On count three, he was sentenced to 30 days in jail with 30 days suspended, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for 36months.

Deven J. Davis, 27, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release for a felony, committed May 5. He was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for 36 months.

Daniel Joseph Dobson, 36, of Sterling, pleaded guilty to violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed Aug. 28, 2020. He was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Daniel Joseph Dobson, 36, of Sterling, pleaded guilty to one count of driving while license canceled, revoked or suspended with a previous conviction and one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed May 5. On count one, he was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and placed on probation for 12 months. On the count of violating conditions of release, he was sentenced to 10 days in jail with 10 days suspended and placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Mirissa Lynn Green, 26, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Dec. 11. She 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 her license revoked for 90 days, ordered ignition interlock for six months, and was placed on probation for 12 months.

Kenneth Wayne Harris, 70, of Kasilof, pleaded guilty to driving while license canceled, revoked or suspended for a criminal offense, committed May 8. He was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered not to drive without a valid license and insurance, and was placed on probation for 12 months.

James Daniel Hudson, Jr., 62, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to one count of driving under the influence (second offense), committed Jan. 27, 2020, and one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed Sept. 9, 2020. On count one, he was sentenced to 150 days in jail or on electronic monitoring with 130 days suspended and credited for V.A. treatment received in February and March 2020, was fined $3,000, 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 his license revoked for one year, ordered ignition interlock for 12 months, ordered not to possess, consume or buy alcohol for two years, and was placed on probation for 24 months. A second count of violating conditions of release, committed Feb. 2, 2021, was dismissed.

John Ashton Hall McCord, 23, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving while license canceled, revoked or suspended with a previous conviction, committed Nov. 28, 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 not to drive unless with a valid license and insurance, and was placed on probation for 12 months.

John Ashton Hall McCord, 23, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to one count of driving while license canceled, revoked or suspended for a criminal offense and one count of no motor vehicle liability insurance, committed Jan. 7. 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 not to drive unless with a valid license and insurance, and was placed on probation for 12 months. On count two, he was fined $500.

John Ashton Hall McCord, 23, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to one count of driving while license canceled, revoked or suspended for a criminal offense and one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed Feb. 19. 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 not to drive unless with a valid license and insurance, and was placed on probation for 12 months. Count two was a conviction of record only, with no additional sanction.

John Ashton Hall McCord, 23, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to one count of driving while license canceled, revoked or suspended for a criminal offense and one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed Mar. 20. 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 not to drive unless with a valid license and insurance, and placed on probation for 12 months. Count two was a conviction of record only, with no additional sanction.

Elizabeth Gail Miller, 28, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed May 6, 2020. She was sentenced to 300 days in jail with 270 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for five years.

Jessica Erin Seymore, 37, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Dec. 25. She 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 her license revoked for 90 days, ordered ignition interlock for six months, and placed on probation for 12 months.

Laremey Noll Wilshusen, 40, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Apr. 2. 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, and placed on probation for one year.

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

Andrea Chic Aburto, 34, of Sterling, pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and one felony count of third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Dec. 16, 2020. She was sentenced to 30 days in jail on the misdemeanor count and to 24 months with 24 months suspended on the felony count, (time to be served consecutively), credited for time already served, fined a $200 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay $500 cost of appointed counsel, forfeited all items seized, including cash and firearm, ordered, among other conditions of probation, to submit to chemical test and/or search directed by a probation officer, with or without probable cause, for the presence of controlled substances, drug paraphernalia, evidence of controlled substance transactions or weapons, ordered to complete a substance abuse evaluation and comply with treatment recommendations, ordered not to associate with people who use or sell illegal controlled substances nor enter or remain in places where illegal controlled substances are used, manufactured, grown or sold, and was placed on probation after serving any term of incarceration imposed. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Jennifer Marie Gadola, 35, address unknown, pleaded guilty to one count of felony driving under the influence and one count of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Nov. 10, 2019. She was sentenced to 24 months in prison with 20 months suspended on each count and to two months on each count, concurrent with the time in the other count, credited for time already served, fined $10,000, a $200 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay $250 cost of appointed counsel, had her license permanently revoked, subject to conditional restoration, forfeited interest in the vehicle, forfeited all items seized, ordered, among other conditions of probation, not to use, possess or consume any alcoholic beverages or illegal controlled substances, including marijuana, not to reside where alcoholic beverages are present, not to enter any business establishment whose primary business is the sale of alcohol, and 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 to submit to search directed by a probation officer, with or without probable cause, for the presence of alcohol, controlled substance or weapons, and was placed on probation for three years after serving any term of incarceration imposed. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

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