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 had those charges dropped, and has rather been found guilty of a misdemeanor for disorderly conduct and creating hazardous conditions.

The initial charges versus Christopher Twiford for presumably attacking his partner consisted of 2nd degree attack, a felony; 4 counts of felony third degree attack; misdemeanor 4th degree assault; and misdemeanor 4th degree misbehavior involving a weapon.

The typical sentence for the disorderly conduct charge is 24 hours in jail, but Twiford was provided the advantage of time he has currently served. Therefore, he will not serve additional jail time however is needed 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, said his client denied using a firearm during the occurrence. The court

likewise dismissed a Feb. 24 offense of conditions of release. The conditions had specified that Twiford might not take in alcohol and that he must take an initial breath test when directed by police. 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 confessed that she andTwiford both struggled

with problems associated with alcohol. She informed lawyers that she did not desire Twiford to lose his license, which might have happened if he had been founded guilty of a felony. The victim”offered a great deal of info to the state that affected the

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

program in addition to a substance abuse program. According to Tetlow, Twiford likewise began going to Alcoholics Anonymous on his own volition. He is 15 months sober and his licence was suspended pending the result of his case. Tetlow also noted that

Twiford has no previous assault charges or convictions.”It is not like he is a domestic violence abuser with a history,”Tetlow said.”This event was absolutely an eye-opener for Mr. Twiford concerning his substance abuse concerns. He has actually done everything in his power since then to address those concerns.”At

the time of the alleged occurrence, Twiford was a chiropractic practitioner with Arctic Chiropractic Kodiak. He was arrested after supposedly attacking his partner and pointing a gun at her.According

to court documents, the female informed officers Twiford struck her with a pet food dish, which resulted in a concussion. The court files state that the woman had been struck a second time after she attempted to get up. She was then presumably pushed back down and had a magnum revolver pointed at her chest. After Twiford put down the firearm, he allegedly got on top of her and put all his weight on her chest, making it difficult for the victim to breath. The affidavit

stated that this is “a form of suffocation.”The woman stated that Twiford then left the room and stumbled to his bed room. According to the court files, she informed officers that Twiford had actually been drinking constantly over a 24-hour duration which she had likewise taken in a couple of shots of alcohol. At the time, Twiford was slated to start serving on the Alaska Workers'Compensation Board in

March after being selected by Gov. Mike Dunleavy. Nevertheless, Twiford's name was instantly removed from the board after the governor's workplace learned of the charges, according to an email from Dunleavy spokesman Matt Shuckerow. Source: kodiakdailymirror.com

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