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Courts Round-up: Four indictments issued Friday

Posted: November 19, 2013 - 1:00am

A Juneau grand jury issued four indictments on Friday, Nov. 15. They are as follows:

• Jessie J. Jackson, 26, was indicted on one count of second-degree escape for leaving the detention of Gastineau Human Services on Sept. 25. That’s a class ‘B’ felony that can be punishable by up to 10 years in jail.

• Avallon M. Wilson, 25, was indicted on one count of second-degree theft for taking property (valued between $500 and $25,000) from Fred Meyer on Nov. 4. That’s a class ‘C’ felony that can be punishable by up to five years in prison.

• Bob S. Huber, 31, was indicted on one count of third-degree assault for recklessly causing physical injury to another person with his hands on Nov. 5. That’s a class ‘C’ felony.

• Stephen D. Costello, 21, was indicted on one count of failure to appear in court on Oct. 17. That’s a class ‘C’ felony.

Indictments are formal accusations of illegal activity, and they are not indicative of guilt. The District Attorney’s Office in Juneau presents cases to the grand jury each Friday.

 

Warrant out for shop owner owing sales taxes

A judge on Friday issued a bench warrant for a former Juneau shop owner who is charged with failing to pay restitution for unpaid city sales taxes.

Juneau District Court Keith Levy issued the warrant for Larry Lee Lynd, 57, after Lynd did not call into a court hearing Friday morning.

Lynd was court-ordered last May to pay nearly $192,000 in unpaid city sales taxes, which city prosecutors say Lynd has pocketed since 2006. City prosecutors in June of this year petitioned for his probation to be revoked, saying he has missed multiple payments thus far.

An Anchorage resident, Lynd previously owned Woolly Mammoth Gifts and Sourdough Larry’s in Juneau. Both businesses have since closed.

 

Man sentenced for sexual abuse of a minor

A Juneau resident last week was sentenced to 10 years in prison with seven years suspended and 10 years probation for attempted sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree.

Prosecutors said Delancey Youngblut, 38, inappropriately touched a family member over her clothing while he was drunk last July.

He was originally charged with two class ‘B’ felonies in connection to the crime. A plea deal reduced one of those to a class ‘C’ felony sex offense and dismissed the other charge.

Youngblut was presumptive to serve between two and 12 years for the offense. Attorneys agreed on three years to serve, and their proposal was accepted by Juneau Superior Court Judge Louis Menendez last Tuesday.

Youngblut’s attorney said he does not have a felonious criminal history and it was a one-time incident.

The plea deal requires Youngblut to register as a sex offender and to receive sex offender treatment.

• Contact reporter Emily Russo Miller at 523-2263 or at emily.miller@juneauempire.com.

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