Moorpark Woman Sentenced For Perjury/Trespass

Thursday September 13, 2018

     A Ventura County judge sentenced a Moorpark woman Thursday to 30 days in jail and three years formal probation after she was convicted by a jury of Felony Perjury and Misdemeanor Aggravated Trespass.

   Prosecutors say that in January of 2016, 43-year-old Brandi Felicia Mitchem of Moorpark entered a Ventura County Sheriff's deputy's home and refused to leave.

   They say the home was occupied at the time by the deputy's elderly parents and a child.

   Six days later, according to prosecutors, Mitchem obtained a temporary restraining order against the deputy by submitting to the court a declaration under penalty of perjury that contained what was later proven to be false information against the deputy.

   Prosecutors say the result was that it forced the deputy to surrender his weapons that he needed to do his job and disrupted his career until the falsehoods she made were revealed and the court order was dismissed.

   The judge not only ordered Mitchem to spend a month in jail starting November 1st and he also ordered her to pay restitution to the deputy and told her that if she violated any terms of her probation she would be facing four years in prison.