Lake County woman pleads guilty to felony perjury

The "Follow This Story" feature will notify you when any articles related to this story are posted.

When you follow a story, the next time a related article is published — it could be days, weeks or months — you'll receive an email informing you of the update.

If you no longer want to follow a story, click the "Unfollow" link on that story. There's also an "Unfollow" link in every email notification we send you.

This tool is available only to subscribers; please make sure you're logged in if you want to follow a story.

Please note: This feature is available only to subscribers; make sure you're logged in if you want to follow a story.

Subscribe

Lake County prosecutors said Friday they’ve nailed another liar with their nationally recognized perjury unit.

Shannon M. Mick, 33, of Lincoln pleaded guilty to lying during a custody battle with her ex-husband. Mick denied allegations in a family court declaration in 2015 that she was subjecting her toddler to domestic violence at the hands of her boyfriend and that she drank too much.

Her statements were contradicted by her neighbor, a Sutter County sheriff’s deputy, who testified later that year that the boyfriend dragged her from their house by the ankles during an incident and that Mick appeared to have been drinking.

Mick recanted her earlier statement, denying she ever said there was no abuse or alcoholism in her home.

A judge found evidence of deceit, and prosecutors charged her with felony perjury. She pleaded guilty earlier this month and faces up to four years in jail when she is sentenced Jan. 29.

The perjury unit is said to be the only one of its kind in the country.

“We are committed to curtailing some of the falsehoods testified to in court in the criminal, civil and family law arena,” District Attorney Don Anderson said.

You can reach Staff Writer Paul Payne at 521-5250.

Show Comment

Our Network

Sonoma Index-Tribune
Petaluma Argus Courier
North Bay Business Journal
Sonoma Magazine
Bite Club Eats
La Prensa Sonoma
Emerald Report
Spirited Magazine