LIHU‘E — An Anahola man was sentenced to two years of probation Wednesday afternoon in Fifth Circuit Court for assault in the second degree and abuse of a family or household member.
Edward Nurney, 44, had his public defender Alfred Castillo pass on a recommendation as a candidate for probation during Wednesday afternoon’s hearing.
Nurney had a glowing recommendation from Kaua’i Community Correctional Center Warden Neal Wagatsuma, noting Nurney has been a model inmate during his 386 days of incarceration. Castillo said a recommendation like this is very rare.
The probation was part of Nurney’s plea agreement. He pled no contest in front of both Castillo and his other public attorney Samuel Jajich.
Court documents state that on Dec. 24, 2018 Nurney caused bodily injury to a member of his house, and was charged with assault in the second degree.
According to court documents, some of the stipulations for Nurney’s probation include: not to commit a federal or state crime during probation; he must report to his probation officer as ordered by the court; he must remain within the jurisdiction of the court unless granted permission to leave by the court or a probation officer; and when applicable, be in compliance with interstate compact requirements.
Nurney shall pay a $55 crime victim compensation fee, a probation service fee for $150, and an internet crimes against children fee in the amount of $50.
Nurney is requested to attend a domestic violence intervention program at his own expense, and must submit the application fee within 30 days.