Court News

DUI Convictions

The following are convictions made for driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher or by prescription or illegal drugs. All convicts were ordered to obtain and follow one or more of the following: drug/alcohol evaluations, Victim Impact Panel, Attitudinal Dynamics of Driving, Level II education and therapy, Alive at 25, inpatient and/or outpatient treatment or therapy, and must submit to random tests for drugs and alcohol use. Suspended imposition of additional jail sentence (in parentheses) is conditional upon completing probation successfully and are awarded if all other requirements of the sentence are completed within one year. Dollar amounts are fines and court costs defendants were ordered to pay.

Tuesday, Feb. 26

.Bengina L. Pavisook, 35, of Towaoc. DUI. This is defendant's third alcohol-related driving conviction. 120 days in jail, (additional 365 days in jail suspended imposition), 36 months probation, $1,023.50, community service 120 hours.

DWAI Convictions

The following are convictions for driving while ability impaired with a blood­ alcohol content between 0.05 percent and 0.08 percent or by prescription or illegal drugs. All convicts were ordered to obtain and follow one or more of the classes or programs listed above in the DUI category; additional listed conditions also apply.

Tuesday, Feb. 26

.Philina L. Henderson, 22, of Shiprock. DWAI. This is defendant's second alcohol-related driving offence. 365 days in jail (suspended imposition), 24 months probation, $1,323.50, community service 48 hours.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/

ASSAULT

The following cases of domestic violence or assault require those convicted to attend and complete one or more of these additional classes or programs in addition to jail time, probation, fines and community service: domestic violence evaluation, substance abuse treatment and testing, inpatient treatment and anger management.

Monday, Feb. 25

.Ellison Jones, 28, of Towaoc. Assault 3- Knowingly/Recklessly Causing Injury. Fifteen days in jail with credit for time served, 24 months probation, $1,521.50. A protection order remains in effect.

.Kelvin R. Litsue, 31, of Moab, Ut. Assault 3- Knowingly/Recklessly Causing Injury. Sixty days in jail credit time served, 24 months probation, $1,512.50.

Tuesday, Feb. 26

.Angelo D. House, 20, of Cortez. Assault 3- Knowingly/Recklessly Causing Injury. 180 days in jail with 85 days credit time served (additional 90 days in jail suspended imposition), $248.50.

PROTECTION ORDER

VIOLATION

Monday, Feb. 25

.Julivan J. Denetdeal, 27, of Cortez. Protection Order Violation. Twenty-three days in jail credit time served. $291.50 (additional $500 fine suspended imposition), community service 24 hours.

Tuesday, Feb. 26

.Rhoda J. Surveyor, 41, of Towaoc. Protection Order Violation. $696.50.

.Michael P. Vallejos, 41, of Cortez. Protection Order Violation. Ten days in jail

(additional 180 days in jail suspended imposition), $209.50.

.Nelvin K. Nephew, 32, of Cortez. Protection Order Violation. $319.50 (additional $500 fine suspended imposition).

MOTOR VEHICLE

Monday, Feb. 25

.Candice M. Ketchum, 32, of Towaoc. Driving Under Restraint. $478.50.

Tuesday, Feb. 26

.Joseph L. Hatch, 69, of Towaoc. Driving Under Restraint- Alcohol Related. $184.50.

Wednesday, Feb. 27

.Jeremy Naylor, 33, of Cortez. Driving Under Restraint. *Deferred sentence of 12 months unsupervised probation, $184.50. Defendant must obtain a driver's license within the next 12 months and provide proof to the court.

Harrassment

Tuesday, Feb. 26

.Sharon A. Buck, 45, of Cortez. Harrassment- Strike/Shove/Kick. *Deferred sentence of 12 months unsupervised probation, $882.50. Defendant must undergo an anger management evaluation. Restitution is ordered by the court.

.Rhoda J. Surveyor, 41, of Towaoc. Harassment- Strike/Shove/Kick. Sixty days in jail credit for time served, 24 months probation, $1,482.50.

OTHER

Tuesday, Feb. 26

.Gregory C. Rose, 57, of Dolores. County Ordinance- not keeping dog under control. $184.50 (additional $250 suspended imposition). Defendant must keep dog under control for six months or fine imposed.

.Krystopher Q. Montgomery, 19, of Cortez. Obstructing Government Operations. $384.50.

.Krystopher Q. Montgomery, 19, of Cortez. Theft/Receiving- $500 to $1,000. 190 days in jail with 10 days in jail credit time served (additional 180 days in jail suspended imposition), $209.50, community service 24 hours.

*A deferred judgment is not a conviction; it is a sentence typically put off (deferred) for a specific period of time, typically a year. If the defendant complies with each of the conditions of the deferred sentence within the allotted time period, the defendant's record is cleared of this charge.