Courts reports for the week of March 7, 2021

Read the latest reports.

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

Joseph Knight, 22, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to two counts of fourth-degree assault, committed Jan. 17. On count one, he was sentenced to 60 days in jail, fined $500, a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge, ordered to pay restitution, and forfeited all items seized. On count two, he was fined $500, sentenced to 60 days in jail, ordered to pay restitution, and forfeited all items seized..

Matthew Haywood Perkins, 30, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release for a felony, committed Jan. 29. He was sentenced to five days in jail, fined $250, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, forfeited items seized, and ordered monitored drug testing until sentencing in another case.

James Lee Lester, 25, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed July 4. 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 one year, and placed on probation for 12 months.

Christopher P. Stroh, 36, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal trespass (upon premises), committed Jan. 17. He was sentenced to one day in jail and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge.

Christopher Daniel Stroh, 36, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to one count of an amended charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief and one count of fourth-degree assault (recklessly injure), committed Jan. 19. On count one, he was sentenced to 270 days in jail with 270 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with victim, ordered to complete a mental health assessment and follow all recommendations, ordered to complete 25 hours of community work service, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited knife and other items seized, and was placed on probation for 36 months. On count two, he was sentenced to 270 days in jail with 210 days suspended, ordered to comply with all the conditions set in count one, and placed on probation for 36 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Roberta Mae Blunka, 45, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, committed Feb. 1. She was fined $500, a $100 court surcharge, and a $50 jail surcharge. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Brian Burroughs, 51, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to second-degree unlawful contact, a domestic violence offense committed Dec. 24, 2019. He was fined $500, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with victim, ordered not to consume or buy alcohol for two years, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for two years. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Jimmy Lee Davis, 52, of Soldotna, pleaded no contest to driving while license revoked, committed Feb. 10. He was sentenced to 20 days in jail with 10 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, and placed on probation for 12 months.

Mark Alden Estridge, 42, of Sterling, pleaded guilty to amended charges of two counts of fourth-degree assault, committed Jan. 18. On count one, he was sentenced to 270 days in jail with 180 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with victims, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, ordered to give a DNA sample if requested by an officer on the state’s behalf, forfeited all items seized, ordered not to possess alcohol or firearms, forfeited all items seized, may not live in a residence with firearms during the period of probation, and was placed on probation for 60 months. On count two, he was sentenced to 270 days in jail with 270 days suspended, ordered to have no contact with victims, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment, ordered to give a DNA sample if requested by an officer on the state’s behalf, forfeited all items seized, ordered not to possess alcohol or firearms, forfeited all items seized, may not live in a residence with firearms during the period of probation, and was placed on probation for 60 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Tyler Slater, 25, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release, committed Oct. 22, 2018. He was sentenced to five days in jail and fined a $50 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge.

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

Brian Scott Burroughs, 51, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to third-degree assault (causing injury with a weapon), committed Dec. 24, 2019. He was sentenced to 24 months in prison with 20 months suspended, credited for time already served, fined a $200 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited all items seized, ordered, among other conditions of probation, not to use, possess or consume alcohol, not to reside were alcoholic beverages are present or enter any business establishment whose primary business is the sale of alcohol, ordered to complete a substance abuse evaluation and a batterer’s Intervention Program violence rehabilitation program and comply with treatment recommendations, ordered to have no contact with victim, ordered to be employed, actively seeking employment or actively engaged in school or subsistence activities or vocational training while on probation, and was placed on probation for three years after serving any term of incarceration imposed. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Ramonne Eugene Kirksey, 40, address unknown, pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree assault (causing fear of injury with a weapon) and one count of third-degree misconduct involving weapons (felon in possession), committed Dec. 13, 2018. He was sentenced to five years in prison with two years suspended on the count of third-degree assault and to five years with three years suspended on the count of third-degree misconduct involving weapons, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay $300 cost of appointed counsel, ordered to pay restitution, ordered to have no contact with victims, forfeited all items seized, ordered, among other conditions of probation, not to consume alcohol to excess, to complete a mental health assessment and comply with treatment recommendations, to successfully complete a Batterer’s Intervention Program, 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 weapons, and was placed on probation for five years after completing any term of incarceration imposed. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Tyler A. Slater, 25, address unknown, pleaded guilty to third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance (possession near school), committed Apr. 29, 2018. He was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, forfeited all items seized, ordered, among other conditions of probation, not to possess or consume any alcohol or drugs, including marijuana or synthetic cannabinoids, not to enter any business establishment whose primary business is the sale of alcohol or marijuana, not to have alcohol or drugs, including marijuana or synthetic cannabinoids, in the residence or be anywhere alcohol or drugs, including marijuana or synthetic cannabinoids, are being sold or consumed, publicly or privately, not to possess drug paraphernalia, to submit to warrantless search for the presence of alcohol, drugs, including marijuana or synthetic cannabinoids, or drug paraphernalia at the request of the probation officer, ordered to satisfy the screening, evaluation, referral and program requirements of an Alcohol Safety Action Program, and was placed on probation for three years. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

More in News

Logo for Alaska Department of Motor Vehicles (doa.alaska.gov)
Seward DMV loses both employees, closes temporarily

The two employees worked within the city and are the only ones trained to operate the DMV.

A sign directs voters to Soldotna City Hall to cast their ballots, Dec. 17, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
City clerk explains election system

Soldotna City Clerk Shellie Saner spoke during a Wednesday city council work… Continue reading

Rep. Ben Carpenter, R-Nikiski, speaks during a debate on a supplemental budget on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (Courtesy photo | Brian Hild, House Majority Digital Media Specialist)
Bill prohibiting employers from mandating vaccine introduced

Rep. Ben Carpenter, R-Nikiski, introduced legislation Wednesday.

From left to right: Rhys Cannava, 16, Quinn Cox, 17, and Jolie Widaman, 16, are pictured here in Soldtna, Alaska on Thursday, April 15, 2021. The three Soldotna High School juniors got vaccinated against COVID-19 in March 2021.
‘I didn’t want to be a spreader’

SoHi teens discuss living with pandemic, why they got vaccinated.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy announces a tourism aid initiative at Wings Airways Hangar in Juneau, Alaska, on April 9, 2021. (Govrernor’s Office/Kevin Goodman)
Alaska to offer free vaccines to state visitors

Alaska will offer free COVID-19 vaccines to people flying into the state… Continue reading

A vial of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is seen at Central Emergency Services Station 1 on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Almost 40% Alaskans 16 and up fully vaccinated

About 39.9% peninsula residents have received one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as of Friday.

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 April 11, 2021

The following dismissals were recently handed down in Kenai District Court: A… Continue reading

Rhonda Baisden testifies before the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education on March 1 in Kenai. Baisden has been a vocal critic of school board COVID-19 mitigation policies implemented by the school district. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
‘You can’t expect people to live in bubbles forever’

Parents organize proms as tensions continue on school mitigation protocols.

Most Read