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 Oct. 3, 2021

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

Logan Lance Largent, 20, of Kenai, was found not guilty of reckless driving. Date of the charge was Feb. 2, 2019.

A charge of driving while license canceled, revoked or suspended for a criminal offense against Dalton McWhorter, 22, of Soldotna, was dismissed. Date of the charge was Feb. 10.

A charge of improper use of registration, title or plates against Dalton Joel Lee Walt McWhorter, 22, of Soldotna, was dismissed. Date of the charge was July 10.

A charge of second-degree criminal trespass against Christopher Stroh, 36, of Soldotna, was dismissed. Date of the charge was Mar. 28.

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

Robert Dean Antila, 53, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to one count of violating a domestic violence protective order, committed Nov. 26, 2020 (consolidated with a count of violating a domestic violence protective order, committed Jan. 4, 2021), one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed June 28, and one count of failure to appear on a misdemeanor charge, committed June 22. On the consolidated count of violating a domestic violence protective order, he was sentenced to 360 days in jail with 300 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with victim, and placed on probation for 36 months. On the count of violating conditions of release, he was sentenced to 40 days in jail with 30 days suspended, ordered to have no contact with victim, and placed on probation for 36 months. On the count of failure to appear on a misdemeanor charge, he was sentenced to 40 days in jail with 20 days suspended, ordered to have no contact with victim, and placed on probation for 36 months.

Zoe Leanna Bell, 23, of Kasilof, pleaded guilty to one count of fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed June 11, and one count of violating condition of release for a felony, committed Sept. 15. On the count of fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, she was sentenced to 360 days in jail with 360 days suspended, 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, ordered not to possess controlled substances, including marijuana, during probation or enter any place where marijuana is the primary item of sale, forfeited all drugs, paraphernalia and fake money, and was placed on probation for 36 months. On the count of violating condition of release, she was ordered not to possess controlled substances, including marijuana, during probationary period or enter any place where marijuana is the primary item of sale, and forfeited all drugs, paraphernalia and fake money. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Zoe Leanna Bell, 23, of Kasilof, pleaded guilty to false information or report (ID at arrest, investigation or incarceration), committed Aug. 30. She was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge and forfeited all drugs, drug paraphernalia and fake money. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Sebastian Amaya Garber, 34, of Anchorage, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed July 11, 2020. He 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 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 one year.

Craig King, 37, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Mar. 9. He 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, 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 three years, and placed on probation for 36 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Donna Pearl Miller, 67, of Wasilla, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed July 12, 2019. 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 served on electronic monitoring, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had her license revoked for 90 days, and placed on probation for one year.

Dalton Joel Lee Walt McWhorter, 22, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving while license canceled, revoked or suspended with a previous conviction, committed June 4. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge.

Donna Pearl Miller, 67, of Wasilla, pleaded guilty to violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed May 7. She was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Emil Julian Ruk, 47, of Anchorage, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of third-degree misconduct involving weapons (prohibited weapon), committed Jan. 30. He was sentenced to 360 days in jail with 330 days suspended, credited for time served on electronic monitoring from Feb. 13 to Apr. 30 (credited to this case first and then to a Homer case), fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, forfeited items seized, and was placed on probation for 24 months.

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

James Samuel Ivanoff, 26, address unknown, pleaded guilty to one count of felony driving under the influence (with two plus prior convictions), one misdemeanor count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, and one count of fourth-degree assault (recklessly injure), committed Aug. 21, 2020. He was sentenced to 24 months in prison with 20 months suspended on the count of driving under the influence, to five days in jail on the count of violating conditions of release, and to 90 days with 90 days suspended on the count of fourth-degree assault, fined $10,000, a $200 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay $50 cost of appointed counsel, ordered to have no contact with victim, ordered, among other conditions of probation, not to reside where alcoholic beverages are present or enter any business establishment whose primary business is the sale of alcohol, ordered not to use, possess or consume any alcohol or illegal controlled substances, including synthetic drugs, ordered to submit to search directed by a probation officer with or without probable cause, for the presence of alcohol, controlled substances and drug paraphernalia, ordered to complete a substance abuse evaluation and comply with treatment recommendations, and was placed on probation for three years after serving any term of incarceration imposed. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Christopher Daniel Stroh, 36, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to a felony count of second-degree burglary and a misdemeanor count of fourth-degree theft, committed May 9. On count one, he was sentenced to 24 months in prison with 21 months suspended, credited for time already served in this case, fined a $200 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay $100 cost of appointed counsel, ordered to pay restitution, ordered to have no contact with Kenai School District property or the Soldotna Inn without the written consent of the victim and the probation officer’s permission, ordered, among other conditions of probation, to attend, participate in and complete a financial counseling program and to actively participate in a cognitive skills/thinking errors course if requested to do so by the probation officer, ordered not to consume alcohol to excess, not to consume or possess illegal drugs or synthetic cannabinoids or have illegal drugs in his residence or drug paraphernalia or be present where illegal drugs are being sold or consumed, ordered to submit to search directed by a probation officer for the presence of alcohol, illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia, stolen property or weapons, ordered to submit to search directed by a probation officer of his financial accounts for the presence of stolen property, and was placed on probation for three years.

A jury found Kevin G. Tuckfield, 35, address unknown, guilty of one count of first-degree sexual assault (penetration without consent), one count of second-degree sexual assault (contact without consent), one count of third-degree assault (causing fear of injury with a weapon), and a second count of second-degree sexual assault (contact without consent), committed Sept. 2, 2015. He was sentenced to 99 years in prison on count one and to three years on count four (one year consecutive to count one and two years concurrent with count one), credited for time already served in this case, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $100 jail surcharge, ordered to pay $50 cost of appointed counsel, ordered to have no contact with victim, including communication of any nature through a third party, without prior written permission from the probation officer and the sex offender treatment provider, ordered not to enter onto the premises of or loiter near the victim’s residence, place of employment, or other places frequented by the victim, and ordered to register as a sex offender.

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