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

9June 2020

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

The original charges against Christopher Twiford for allegedly attacking his partner included second degree attack, a felony; four counts of felony third degree attack; misdemeanor 4th degree attack; and misdemeanor fourth degree misbehavior including a weapon.

The common sentence for the disorderly conduct charge is 24 hr in jail, but Twiford was given the benefit of time he has currently served. Therefore, he will not serve extra prison time however is required to pay $150 in surcharges.With a misdemeanor charge, Twiford will be able to return to his chiropractic practice. Twiford's attorney, Wally Tetlow, stated his customer rejected utilizing a gun throughout the event. The court

likewise dismissed a Feb. 24 offense of conditions of release. The conditions had actually stated that Twiford could not consume alcohol which he need to 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 confessed that she andTwiford both struggled

with problems connected to alcohol. She told attorneys that she did not want Twiford to lose his license, which could have taken place if he had been convicted of a felony. The victim”provided a great deal of information 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 settlement, the two celebrations pertained to a contract in which the charges versus Twiford were dropped following his completion of a domestic violence intervention

program along with a substance abuse program. According to Tetlow, Twiford likewise started participating in Alcoholics Anonymous on his own volition. He is 15 months sober and his licence was suspended pending the result of his case. Tetlow likewise kept in mind 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 occurrence was absolutely an eye-opener for Mr. Twiford regarding his substance abuse problems. He has done everything in his power since then to attend to those problems.”At

the time of the supposed occurrence, Twiford was a chiropractic practitioner with Arctic Chiropractic Kodiak. He was jailed after presumably attacking his partner and pointing a weapon at her.According

to court documents, the lady told officers Twiford struck her with a family pet food dish, which resulted in a concussion. The court documents state that the lady had been struck a 2nd time after she tried 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 climbed on top of her and put all his weight on her chest, making it tough for the victim to breath. The affidavit

said that this is “a kind of suffocation.”The woman stated that Twiford then left the room and stumbled to his bedroom. According to the court documents, she told officers that Twiford had actually been consuming constantly over a 24-hour duration and that she had actually likewise consumed a few 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. However, Twiford's name was instantly eliminated from the board after the governor's office discovered of the charges, according to an email from Dunleavy representative Matt Shuckerow. Source: kodiakdailymirror.com

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