Nikiski couple arraigned for theft, burglary

Two Nikiski residents are accused of the theft and burglary of a Soldotna residence in late June.

George Larson, 25, and his girlfriend Holli Driver, 21, were arraigned in the Seward Courthouse on July 4. Their preliminary hearings are set for July 14 at the Kenai Courthouse.

Todd Moore, of Soldotna, reported missing property on June 30, according to affidavits written by Sgt. James Gardner Truesdell. A small safe, gold rings, a camera and a laptop were among the items. Moore’s daughter, Kayla Moore, returned on July 3 with pictures of Facebook posts made by Larson admitting he and Driver took the items, Truesdell wrote in his report.

“We knew it was her dad’s (items) and went into his room when she left for the doctors,” one of the posts reads.

Upon apprehending Larson and Driver in Soldotna on July 3, Truesdell reports that a bag of what later turned out to be methamphetamines was found on Larson’s person, and empty bags with the remnants of heroine were found in his car.

Driver appeared under the influence of controlled substances at the time of the arrest, according to the affidavits.

“Sgt. Urban, a drug recognition expert, said it appeared they were under the influence of a depressant and a stimulant,” Truesdell wrote.

“(Driver’s) body was covered with sores from her face to her ankles, and she had numerous injection sites.”

Larson was arraigned on one count of burglary in the first degree, one count of theft in the second degree, one count of misconduct involving a controlled substance in the fourth degree for amphetamine possession, and one count of misconduct involving a controlled substance in the fourth degree for heroine possession.

If convicted, Larson could face up to 25 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

Driver was arraigned on one count of burglary in the first degree and one count of theft in the second degree. If convicted, she faces up to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $150,000.

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