WAILUKU - A 23-year-old Paia man who assaulted a woman and two former police recruits last year was sentenced April 13 to one year of probation and seven days of jail.
Second Circuit Judge Rhonda Loo also ordered Jesse K. Emmsley to stay away from victims in the case.
Emmsley pleaded no contest to a reduced charge of first-degree criminal trespassing, three counts of third-degree assault and a reduced charge of interfering with the reporting of an emergency, records show.
The charges stem from incidents July 8 and 9. Records show that Emmsley went into a home through a kitchen window, and a woman inside the house told him to get out. Emmsley then shoved the woman and took her car keys. Then on July 9, Emmsley assaulted two police recruits who were moving Emmsley from a padded cell to a regular jail cell at the police station.
"I was just scared when I was in there," Emmsley told Loo. "I didn't know where I was."
Emmsley's mother told the court that her son suffered from psychological problems and at the time of the incident was pressured about finding a job.
Deputy Public Defender Greg Ball said Emmsley believed he had permission to enter the woman's home and that the two were in love, but the woman was actually exploiting his client and using him to get favors.
Loo granted Emmsley's request for a chance to clear his record of the first-degree criminal trespassing charge if he successfully completes probation.
In another matter, 25-year-old Krista J. McCabe was sentenced to five years' probation and ordered to pay a nearly $3,000 fine for shoplifting last year.
The fine represents four times the $738 value of the items stolen Sept. 20. She was credited for the 148 days she spent behind bars.
Deputy Prosecutor Jeffery Temas said McCabe shoplifted more than 50 items from Walmart with her baby in her arms. When a store security officer confronted McCabe outside the store, she ran away, jumped into a truck and drove away.
Loo ordered McCabe to write a letter of apology to Walmart as well as stay away from the store.
McCabe must enter a substance abuse treatment program at Malama Family Recovery Center.
McCabe apologized and told the judge: "Being treated is my number-one priority."
Loo scolded McCabe for having her baby with her when she stole from the store and ran away from a store security officer.
"You put your child in danger. That wasn't fair to your child," Loo said.