June 6, 2013 | Vol. 111, No. 23

Courts

May 30

David D. Estes, 22, appeared before Magistrate Desiree Burrell for an arraignment on the charge of furnishing alcohol to a person under 21. Estes entered a plea of not guilty and trial has been set for Aug. 20.

May 31

Jerry L Welch and Gregory Birchell appeared before Magistrate Burrell for a small claims trial regarding $1,400 owed to Welch for fishing net and lead line. The court found for Welch and Birchell was ordered to pay a principal amount of $986; a pre-judgement interest amount of $41.74 and court costs of $120.23 for a total of $1,147.97.

Francis Mendez, 32, appeared before Judge William Carey for a change of plea and sentencing hearing on the charge of Southeast Alaska Sea Cucumber in closed season. Mendez entered a plea of guilty and was sentenced with two days in jail; a fine of $1,500; a police training surcharge of $50; a jail surcharge of $50; cost of counsel $100 and two years probation.

June 4

William Robert Nakamura appeared before Magistrate Burrell due to a lack of court space in Wrangell, for a preliminary hearing on the charges of first degree burglary and third degree criminal mischief. The preliminary hearing was waived until June 24.

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