Felony charges dropped for Kodiak chiropractor | Local News – Kodiak Daily Mirror

9June 2020

A Kodiak chiropractic specialist who was charged with multiple assaults in February 2019 has actually had those charges dropped, and has instead been condemned of a misdemeanor for disorderly conduct and creating dangerous conditions.

The initial charges against Christopher Twiford for allegedly assaulting his partner included second degree attack, a felony; 4 counts of felony 3rd degree assault; misdemeanor fourth degree attack; and misdemeanor 4th degree misconduct involving a weapon.

The normal sentence for the disorderly conduct charge is 24 hr in jail, however Twiford was offered the advantage of time he has actually currently served. Therefore, he will not serve additional jail time however is required to pay $150 in additional charges.With a misdemeanor charge, Twiford will have the ability to return to his chiropractic practice. Twiford's lawyer, Wally Tetlow, stated his client denied utilizing a firearm throughout the event. The court

likewise dismissed a Feb. 24 offense of conditions of release. The conditions had specified that Twiford could not consume alcohol and that he must take an initial breath test when directed by law enforcement. According to a court affidavit, Twiford's very first breath test yielded a breath alcohol concentration of 0.025, and a second one taken three minutes later on returned with a result of 0.039. According to the state, the victim admitted that she andTwiford both struggled

with concerns connected to alcohol. She informed lawyers that she did not want Twiford to lose his license, which might have happened if he had been convicted of a felony. The victim”supplied a great deal of details to the state that impacted the

state's decision-making process in this resolution,”stated Kodiak District Attorney Gustaf Olson at a hearing on June 2. Following months of negotiation, the two parties pertained to an agreement in which the charges against Twiford were dropped following his conclusion of a domestic violence intervention

program as well as a substance abuse program. According to Tetlow, Twiford likewise started attending Alcoholics Anonymous on his own volition. He is 15 months sober and his licence was suspended pending the result of his case. Tetlow likewise noted that

Twiford has no previous attack charges or convictions.”It is not like he is a domestic violence abuser with a history,”Tetlow stated.”This incident was definitely an eye-opener for Mr. Twiford concerning his drug abuse issues. He has done whatever in his power ever since to attend to those problems.”At

the time of the supposed event, Twiford was a chiropractic specialist with Arctic Chiropractic Kodiak. He was apprehended after supposedly assaulting his partner and pointing a gun at her.According

to court files, the lady informed officers Twiford struck her with an animal food dish, which led to a concussion. The court files state that the woman had been struck a 2nd time after she tried to get up. She was then supposedly pushed back down and had a magnum revolver pointed at her chest. After Twiford put down the gun, he presumably got on top of her and put all his weight on her chest, making it difficult for the victim to breath. The affidavit

said that this is “a type of suffocation.”The female said that Twiford then left the room and stumbled to his bed room. According to the court files, she told officers that Twiford had actually been consuming continuously over a 24-hour period which she had likewise consumed a few shots of alcohol. At the time, Twiford was slated to begin serving on the Alaska Workers'Compensation Board in

March after being appointed by Gov. Mike Dunleavy. Nevertheless, Twiford's name was immediately eliminated from the board after the guv's workplace discovered of the charges, according to an email from Dunleavy representative Matt Shuckerow. Source: kodiakdailymirror.com

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