December 20, 2012 | Volume 42, No. 51

Court Report

Timothy F. Hannon, 52, of Haines was sentenced Dec. 5 after a jury found him guilty of assault in the third degree. On June 24, 2011, a woman reported Hannon had beat her up two days earlier. She said Hannon knocked her to the ground and repeatedly hit her in the face and head with his fists and kicked her in the legs and back with his boots. Hannon was sentenced to four years in jail with two years suspended, $200 in fees, and four years probation.

Frederick N. Lofaso, 42, of Haines was sentenced Nov. 27 after pleading guilty to two counts of drunk driving, three counts of violating conditions of release, and reckless driving.

On May 5, Lofaso was contacted by police after a caller reported an intoxicated man getting into a truck. Lofaso smelled of alcohol, had bloodshot, watery eyes, and failed field sobriety tests. For reckless driving he was sentenced to 75 days in jail, $100 in fees, 30-day license revocation, five years probation, and an alcohol evaluation.

On July 5, officers contacted Lofaso about using studded tires. Officers detected the smell of alcohol. Lofaso refused to exit his vehicle and refused a chemical test. Officers removed him from the vehicle and Lofaso continued to struggle before being placed in wrist restraints. For driving under the influence and violating conditions of release, he was sentenced to 90 days in jail, $4,000 in fines, $125 in fees, $2,000 for the cost of imprisonment, three-year license revocation, five years probation, 18 months of driving with an ignition interlock device, and an alcohol evaluation.

On Aug. 3, police were notified Lofaso was drunk and violating his conditions of release. Officers contacted Lofaso, who blew a .406 on the breathalyzer. He was sentenced to 15 days in jail and a $100 fee for violating conditions of release.

On Aug. 15, a caller reported Lofaso was drunk and driving from a fish camp near 14 Mile Haines Highway. An officer arrived at a residence where Logaso had driven and found him facedown on the ground next to his vehicle with the door open. Lofaso smelled of alcohol, had bloodshot and watery eyes and had trouble standing. Lofaso denied drinking and offered to take a breath test, which registered .180. For driving under the influence and violating conditions of release he was sentenced to 120 days in jail, $4,000 in fines, $175 in fees, three-year license revocation, five years probation, 18 months of driving with an ignition interlock device, and an alcohol evaluation.