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

9June 2020

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

The original charges against Christopher Twiford for allegedly attacking his partner included second degree attack, a felony; 4 counts of felony 3rd degree attack; misdemeanor fourth degree attack; and misdemeanor 4th degree misbehavior including a weapon.

The normal sentence for the disorderly conduct charge is 24 hours in prison, however Twiford was given the advantage of time he has actually already served. For that reason, he will not serve extra prison time however is required to pay $150 in surcharges.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 gun during the occurrence. The court

likewise dismissed a Feb. 24 offense of conditions of release. The conditions had stated that Twiford might not take in alcohol and that he should take a preliminary 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 2nd one taken 3 minutes later on came back with an outcome of 0.039. According to the state, the victim confessed that she andTwiford both struggled

with issues related to alcohol. She told lawyers that she did not desire Twiford to lose his license, which could have happened if he had actually been founded guilty 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,”said Kodiak District Attorney Gustaf Olson at a hearing on June 2. Following months of settlement, the two parties 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 drug 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 kept in mind that

Twiford has no prior assault charges or convictions.”It is not like he is a domestic violence abuser with a history,”Tetlow stated.”This occurrence was absolutely an eye-opener for Mr. Twiford regarding his substance abuse issues. He has actually done everything in his power since then to attend to those problems.”At

the time of the supposed occurrence, Twiford was a chiropractor with Arctic Chiropractic Kodiak. He was apprehended after supposedly attacking his partner and pointing a gun at her.According

to court documents, the woman told officers Twiford struck her with a pet food meal, which led to a concussion. The court documents mention that the female had actually been struck a 2nd time after she tried to get up. She was then apparently pushed back down and had a magnum revolver pointed at her chest. After Twiford put down the firearm, he supposedly climbed on top of her and put all his weight on her chest, making it challenging for the victim to breath. The affidavit

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

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

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