November 28, 2013 | Volume 43, Number 47

Court report

David C. Hotch, 46, was sentenced Oct. 24 after pleading guilty to driving under the influence on Oct. 20. An officer pulled Hotch over near 4 Mile Haines Highway after observing Hotch was driving without his headlights on. The officer saw Hotch’s eyes were bloodshot and watery and administered field sobriety tests, which Hotch failed. Hotch was sentenced to five days in jail, a $1,830 fine, $125 in fees, a substance abuse evaluation, 90 days license revocation, six months using an ignition interlock device and one year probation. A charge of refusal to submit to a chemical test was dismissed.

Francis P. Hickman, 25, was sentenced Oct. 29 after pleading guilty to driving without a valid operator’s license on Sept. 11. An officer saw Hickman driving a red moped through the intersection of Second Avenue and Main Street. A check revealed Hickman’s license was revoked. Hickman was sentenced to a $300 fine and $50 in fees.

Laurence F. Beck, 66, was sentenced Oct. 31 after pleading no contest to violating hunting seasons or bag limits for moose on Oct. 7. Beck turned in a sublegal moose to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game office. The antlers were 43.25 inches wide and did not meet brow-tine requirements. Beck was sentenced to a $300 fine and a $10 fee. He also forfeited the moose and antlers.

Noah S. Mayo, 34, was sentenced Oct. 31 after pleading no contest to violating commercial fishing season or periods for net gear established by emergency order Sept. 30. Mayo negligently and illegally commercially fished with a drift gillnet in waters closed by emergency order. Wildlife troopers observed Mayo with his net in the water in fishing condition about three miles north of the closure line by Kochu Island. Mayo was sentenced to a $1,500 fine, a $50 fee and one year probation.

Gabriel A. Alamillo, 32, was sentenced Nov. 1 after pleading guilty to fourth-degree assault and violating conditions of release on Aug. 26. A woman came to the police department and called dispatch from the parking lot, saying Alamillo was in the car and wouldn’t get out. She said he had grabbed her hair while she was driving, swore at her and threatened to kill her. According to conditions of release for a previous conviction, Alamillo was ordered not to commit or threaten violence. Alamillo was sentenced to 53 days in jail, restitution, $100 in fees, a substance abuse evaluation, two years’ probation and to provide a DNA sample upon request. Another charge of fourth-degree assault and charges of fourth-degree criminal mischief and failure to appear were dismissed.

Alamillo was also sentenced Nov. 1 after pleading guilty to violating conditions of release Aug. 21. Alamillo was at an Allen Road residence he was not allowed to be within 50 feet of per conditions of release on a previous conviction. Alamillo was sentenced to 15 days in jail and a $100 fee.

Scott Sundberg, 39, was sentenced Nov. 7 after pleading no contest to violating hunting seasons or bag limits for moose on Sept. 17. Sundberg turned in a sublegal moose to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The antlers were 44.25 inches and did not meet brow-tine requirements. Sundberg was sentenced to a $300 fine and a $10 fee. He also forfeited the moose.

Francis K. Adams, 36, was sentenced Nov. 13 after pleading guilty to violating a domestic violence protective order on Oct. 6. Adams was at a residence she was not allowed to be within 25 feet of. She was sentenced to a $100 fee, a substance abuse treatment assessment and two years’ probation.

Adams was also sentenced Nov. 13 after pleading guilty to violating conditions of release on Oct. 22. An officer contacted Adams at an apartment complex where a door had been damaged. The officer discovered Adams was intoxicated, which put Adams in violation of the conditions of release for a previous conviction. Adams was sentenced to 20 days in jail and a $100 fee. She was also sentenced to 10 additional days in jail for violating probation from a driving under the influence conviction in February.

Ron Martin, 72, pleaded guilty Oct. 22 in federal court to five felony counts of violating the Lacey Act. Martin admitted to multiple illegal guided big game hunts, falsification of numerous hunting documents and importation of wildlife from Canada to the U.S. He was sentenced to $10,000 in fines and forfeiture of his PA-18 Piper Supercub airplane, a truck, ATV and several firearms. Martin’s hunting license is also revoked until 2016 and his big game guiding license is revoked for life. In May, Martin pled guilty to two state misdemeanor charges as part of the plea deal.