Items in the Court Docket are compiled from public records contained in the Union Township Justice Court and the Sixth Judicial District Court. The Humboldt Sun reports all felony hearings, misdemeanor convictions and dismissals for which the court releases information. When requested by the individual, the Sun will post the person’s mug shot with their court disposition. 

Union Township    Justice Court



June 8

Damien Knapp pleaded guilty to misdemeanor driving under the influence first offense. 

The court ordered 30 days jail with 28 days stayed for a period of one year on the condition two days are served with 15 hours credit for time served and the remaining 33 hours converted to community service. A $400 fine + $125 AA + $60 forensic fee was ordered along with a victim impact panel and DUI school. 

A vehicle breath interlock device was ordered for 185 days. A misdemeanor charge of fail to maintain lane was dismissed on a motion by the DA’s office pursuant to plea negotiations. 



June 16

Stephen Howard Seed pleaded guilty to misdemeanor driving under the influence first offense. 

The court ordered 30 days jail with 28 days stayed for a period of one year on the condition he serves two days, with 12 hours credit for time served given and the remaining 36 hours converted to community service. 

The court ordered a $400 fine + $125 administrative assessment fee + $60 forensic fee. 

A victim impact panel and DUI school were ordered and can be completed online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

A vehicle breath interlock device was ordered for 185 days. A misdemeanor charge o

f driver fail to obey traffic control devices was dismissed on a motion by the DA’s office pursuant to plea negotiations. 



Susan Irene Leonhardt pleaded guilty to misdemeanor driving under the influence first offense. 

The court ordered 30 days jail with 28 days stayed on the condition she serves two days with one day credit for time served and the remaining 24 hours converted to community service or 48 hours of house arrest. 

The court ordered a $400 fine + $125 administrative assessment + $60 forensic fee. A victim impact panel and DUI school were ordered to be completed with the option to complete online. 

A vehicle breath interlock device was ordered for 185 days and the defendant was given credit for 168 days with the interlock installed, leaving 17 days remaining.

A misdemeanor charge of fail to drive within marked lanes was dismissed on a motion by the DA’s office pursuant to plea negotiations. 



Nathan Alexander Blanco pleaded guilty to count one: misdemeanor driving under the influence first offense and count two: misdemeanor possession of a drug which may not be introduced into interstate commerce. 

On count one the court ordered 30 days jail with 28 days stayed for a period of two years on the condition he serves two days with credit for 36 hours time served given and the remaining 18 hours converted to community service or 36 hours of house arrest. 

The court ordered a $400 fine + $125 administrative assessment + $60 forensic fee. A victim impact panel and DUI School were ordered with an option to complete online. 

A vehicle breath interlock device was ordered for 185 days with credit given for 250 days it has already been installed. On count two the court ordered a $1,000 fine + $140 administrative assessment. 

June 18

Andrea Jessica Hernandez pleaded guilty to misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. The court ordered a $500 fine + $140 AA. A felony possession of a controlled substance charge was dismissed on a motion by the DA’s office pursuant to plea negotiations. 



Shawna Saiz AKA Jeanie Marie Saiz pleaded no contest to amended misdemeanor charges of current registration required, fictitious plates, driving without a valid license, tail lamps, operating a motor vehicle without having evidence of current insurance located therein.

The court ordered 60 days in jail with credit for 21 days time served. A felony possession of a controlled substance charge was dismissed on a motion by the DA’s office in open court. 



A misdemeanor domestic battery first offense charge against Mercedes Breanne Thompson was dismissed on a motion by the DA’s office in open court pursuant to plea negotiations. 



June 22

Marylou Bickett pleaded guilty to misdemeanor resisting a public officer. The court ordered a $900 fine with six days credit for time served. 



A misdemeanor charge of suspended license plates against Jose Emmanuel Castaneda was dismissed on a motion by the DA’s office.

June 22

Jason Kafka pleaded guilty to misdemeanor driving under the influence first offense and misdemeanor duty to give information and render aid. On the DUI charge, the court ordered 30 days jail with 28 days stayed for a period of one year on the condition two days are served with credit given for 18 hours time served and the remaining 30 hours converted to community service. A $400 fine + $125 AA + $60 forensic fee was ordered along with a victim impact panel and DUI school. A breath interlock device was ordered for 185 days. On the duty to give information and render aid charge the court ordered a $500 fine + $140 AA to run concurrently with the DUI penalty. A misdemeanor charge of duty to stop at scene or accident was dismissed on a motion by the DA’s office pursuant to plea negotiations. 



June 23

Kyle Cameron Kemp pleaded guilty to misdemeanor following too close. The court ordered a $50 fine + $65 AA. 



Gerald Edward Sam pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery. The court ordered a $1,000 fine + $140 AA with credit given for one day time served and $490 suspended on the condition that there are no like violations of the law. 



Kadie Marie Sharp pleaded guilty to misdemeanor failure to immediately report a traffic accident. The court ordered The court ordered a $500 fine + $140 AA. A misdemeanor hit and run property damage charge was dismissed on a previous date on a motion by the DA’s office. 



June 24

Gustavo Munoz pleaded guilty to driving under the influence first offense. The court ordered 30 days in jail with 28 days stayed for a period of one year on the condition he serves two days with one day credit for time served and a balance of one day in jail or 48 hours house arrest. The court ordered a $400 fine + $125 AA + $60 forensic fee and a victim impact panel and DUI school to be completed. A vehicle breath interlock device was ordered for 185 days with 85 days credit given. A misdemeanor traffic controlled by official traffic control devices charge was dismissed on a motion by the DA’s office pursuant to plea negotiations. 



Michael Gordon Stalder pleaded no contest to misdemeanor failure to immediately report a traffic accident. The court ordered a $500 fine + $140 AA + $500 restitution. A misdemeanor charge of hit and run property damage was dismissed on a motion by the DA’s office pursuant to plea negotiations.