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

9June 2020

A Kodiak chiropractic specialist who was charged with multiple attacks in February 2019 has had those charges dropped, and has rather been found guilty of a misdemeanor for disorderly conduct and producing hazardous conditions.

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

The common sentence for the disorderly conduct charge is 24 hours in prison, however Twiford was provided the advantage of time he has actually currently served. Therefore, he will not serve extra jail time but 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 attorney, Wally Tetlow, said his client denied utilizing a firearm throughout the incident. The court

also dismissed a Feb. 24 infraction of conditions of release. The conditions had actually stated that Twiford could not consume alcohol which he must take an initial breath test when directed by law enforcement. According to a court affidavit, Twiford's 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 had a hard time

with concerns related to alcohol. She told attorneys that she did not want Twiford to lose his license, which could have taken place if he had been founded guilty of a felony. The victim”offered a great deal of info 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 came to an arrangement 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 also 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 also 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 occurrence was absolutely an eye-opener for Mr. Twiford concerning his drug abuse concerns. He has done everything in his power ever since to attend to those problems.”At

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

to court documents, the female told officers Twiford struck her with a pet food meal, which led to a concussion. The court files state that the female had been struck a second time after she attempted to get up. She was then allegedly pressed back down and had a magnum revolver pointed at her chest. After Twiford put down the gun, he presumably 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 type of suffocation.”The woman said that Twiford then left the space and stumbled to his bed room. According to the court documents, she told 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 begin serving on the Alaska Workers'Compensation Board in

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

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