May 30, 2013 | Vol. 39, No. 22

Courts

April 19

John M. Murgas, 64, appeared before Magistrate Desiree Burrell to petition the court for a long term stalking order against Karen Olsen. The order was put into place immediately and Olsen must not follow, approach, confront, watch or otherwise stalk or threaten to stalk the petitioner; she must not contact by telephone, e-mail, U.S. mail or otherwise communicate directly or indirectly with the petitioner and Olsen must not be within 100 feet of the petitioner’s residence or place of employment.

May 22

James L. Rodgers and Colleen A. Bryan appeared before Magistrate Burrell for a dissolution hearing without children. The case was referred to Judge William Carey for review and another hearing will be set after that review is completed.

May 24

Joshua J. Franklin appeared before Magistrate Burrell for a forced entry and detainer hearing. An eviction was granted and Franklin must have possessions removed by May 31, 2013.

May 28

Benjamin Seeland, 32, appeared before Judge William Carey for a change of plea hearing and sentencing for two counts of Southeast Alaska sea cucumber in closed season; two counts of unlawful possession of commercial fish; failure to record fish weight on ticket and unlawful use of dive fish gear in closed period. Seeland enters a plea of guilty for Southeast Alaska sea cucumber in closed season and failure to record fish weight on ticket. Other charges were dismissed. Franklin was sentenced to six days in jail for the Southeast Alaska sea cucumber in closed season and three days in jail for failure to record fish weight on ticket; $1,500 fine due in 18 months; restitution of $3,486.02; loss of permit for one year; dive gear forfeited; police training surcharge of $50 and jail surcharge of $50.

Byron Lyons, 45, appeared before Judge Carey for a change of plea hearing and sentencing for the charges of driving under the influence and fourth degree misconduct involving a weapon-possession while intoxicated. Lyons entered a plea of guilty for driving under the influence and the fourth degree misconduct involving a weapon was dismissed. Lyons was sentenced to 120 days in jail with 100 days suspended; a fine of $3,000; cost of imprisonment $1,467; police training surcharge of $75; cost of appointed counsel $100 and two years probation.

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