A local woman has found out the hard way that there are consequences when you lie to law enforcement.
Kimberly Young was indicted by the September term of the Cannon County Grand Jury after she allegedly gave false statements to Cannon County Sheriff's deputies during a May 28 incident.
At a hearing on August 3 in General Sessions Court, Young was called as a witness against her husband, Tracy Young, concerning allegations that he shot at her with a gun.
But when Young got on the witness stand, she told the court that everything she said to officers on the night of the incident was a lie and that she was not really scared of her husband.
Kimberly Young had told deputies on May 28 that Tracy Young got into a fight with her and pulled out a gun and began shooting it in the air. But when called to the stand to testify on Aug. 3, the victim said she was lying that night because she was mad at her husband.
Under cross examination by Assistant District Public Defender Ken McKnight at the Aug. 3 hearing, Kimberly Young began crying as she told the Court that she was not afraid of her husband and that she made the story up. She also said that, in fact, she was the one who assaulted Tracy Young.
Considering the victim’s statements, Judge Susan Melton said she had no choice but to dismiss the case. She warned the victim, however, that, given her conduct, she could possibly be charged with perjury or filing a false report. That occurred when she was indicted last Friday, Sept. 24.
Young is currently being held in the Cannon County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bond. She will appear before Circuit Court Judge Don Ash for arraignment on October 7.