Charges dismissed in downtown Harley-Davidson store robbery case

A roundup of recent court judgments and indictments in the Juneau courts.

A Juneau man who allegedly stole money from his former employer by threatening a store clerk with a knife had those charges dismissed, but was sentenced recently on several other cases.

 

Eric Rivera, 23, pleaded guilty to criminal trespass in an April 19 arrest and was sentenced to 10 days in that case with credit for time served, and will remain on probation until May 1, 2018.

Rivera’s charges of robbery and assault stemming from a May 30 arrest in which he allegedly stole a bank deposit bag from his former place of employment at knifepoint have been dismissed, according to court records. An employee of Taku Harley-Davidson in the 200 block of South Franklin Street had reported that Rivera came into the store and demanded she give him all the money, pulling a knife and threatening to hurt her.

Here is a list of other recent indictments, sentencings and other court proceedings from the Juneau District and Superior Courts.

Indictments

• Nestor Emeterio Cruz, 61, was indicted by a Juneau grand jury on June 28 on counts of third-degree theft and second-degree attempted theft in connection with a March 17 arrest. Cruz was set for trial on Sept. 25.

Sentencings

• Richard Garret Baker, 26, pleaded guilty to first-degree promoting contraband controlled substance and was sentenced to two years in prison.

• Terry G. Borer, 53, pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary and second-degree theft and was sentenced to a total of six years with 40 months suspended, and three years probation.

• Jeffrey D. Carpenter, 56, pleaded no contest to misdemeanor assault and was sentenced to 40 days in prison.

• Jacob Brian Cropley III, 55, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and was sentenced to 20 days in prison.

• Cierra Davies, 29, pleaded guilty to third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and was sentenced to 18 months in prison, suspended, and two years probation.

• Ronald Ecklund, 45, pleaded guilty to DUI and was sentenced to 60 days in prison with 40 suspended, a $6,000 with half suspended, and 12 months probation.

• Felicia Evenson, 28, pleaded guilty to driving without a license on Dec. 8, 2016, to misdemeanor larceny on Dec. 28, 2016, and to larceny on March 23, in return for 60 days in prison with 40 suspended and 20 to serve.

• Lewellyn Growingthunder, 37, pleaded guilty to violating a court order and was sentenced to 60 days, suspended.

• Ryan J.M. Jaravata, 34, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor harassment and criminal trespass, and was sentenced to 20 days, suspended, and 12 months probation.

• Kyler Jones-Chapman, 21, pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted sexual abuse of a minor and was sentenced to five years in prison with three years suspended, and three years probation.

• Monique Melody Imboden, 43, pleaded guilty to harassment and was sentenced to 10 days in prison, suspended, and 12 months probation.

• Thomas D. Johnson, 25, was sentenced to 10 days, suspended, after he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor harassment; he will be on probation for 12 months.

• Jonah Keen, 36, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor refusal to give information and was sentenced to 30 days in prison, suspended, and 12 months probation.

• Kawika Shane Keliihoomalu, 37, pleaded guilty to DWI and was sentenced to 120 days in prison, 100 suspended.

• Brant A. Oliphant, 38, was sentenced to 30 days, suspended, for misdemeanor reckless endangerment.

• Crystal Phillips, 29, pleaded guilty to driving without a license and was fined $100.

• Travis E. Richards, 25, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and was sentenced to 20 days in prison; probation was reinstated through Sept. 2 and he was to complete anger management and substance abuse treatment programs as previously ordered.

• Johnny Wayne Sears, 60, pleaded guilty to criminal mischief and assault and was sentenced to 90 days in prison with 75 suspended, 15 to serve, and three years probation.

• Mark A. Smoots, 45, was sentenced to 10 days in prison after pleading guilty to violating a court order.

• Bruce A. Turner, 54, was sentenced to 30 days, suspended, after pleading guilty to fourth-degree misdemeanor involving a controlled substance.

• Luke E. Vroman, 30, pleaded guilty to criminal trespass and was fined $100.

• Wyatt Joel Weimer, 25, was found guilty of harvesting deer as a non-resident, not possessing a harvest ticket and unlawful possession or transportation of game, and was fined $1,150.

• Steven J. West, 56, pleaded guilty to larceny and to violating conditions of release and was sentenced to 10 days in prison. He also pleaded guilty to criminal trespass and was sentenced to five days.

• Kevin Robert Wheaton, 36, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor larceny and was fined $100.

• Roy M. Williams, 29, pleaded guilty to criminal mischief and was sentenced to 30 days in prison, suspended, and was to write a letter of apology to the victim.


• Contact reporter Liz Kellar at 523-2246 or liz.kellar@juneauempire.com.


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