A bitter woman succeeded in getting her ex-boyfriend arrested four times by the police using a sinister plot, which almost caused his parents to lose their home.
According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, 25-year-old Renae Lawson set her ex-boyfriend, Tyler Parkervest, up by creating a Facebook page in his name and sending threatening messages to herself.
She then reported him to the police, accusing him of stalking and threatening to kill her.
The police subsequently arrested the puzzled man of violating a restraining order Lawson had taken against him and of threatening to kill her.
Based on the claims, he was arrested four times between September and December 2014 and charged with multiple counts of felonies.
Due to the repeated allegations, his bail was raised to $200,000 in December 2015 and his parents had to offer their home as collateral, the Washington Post reported.
The police narrated Parkervest’s one-year ordeal in a news release on its website after discovering the truth.
Stepani Renae Lawson Source: Orange County District Attorney’s office
It said, “Prior to September 2015, Lawson was living in Lake Forest and created a Facebook account that falsely depicted her ex-boyfriend, John Doe (Parkervest). The defendant posed as the victim and sent herself numerous threats.
“Lawson filed multiple police reports with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department in which she stated John Doe violated a restraining order, stalked, and threatened to kill her.
“Lawson reported to OCSD that the threats came from the victim’s Facebook account. John Doe was subsequently arrested four times between September and December 2015 and charged with multiple felonies.
“On May 3, 2016, and May 4, 2016, Lawson sent herself more threats through Facebook using her own devices and Internet provider address.
“On May 5, 2016, Lawson testified under penalty of perjury at John Doe’s preliminary hearing and stated John Doe threatened her on May 3, 2016, and May 4, 2016, through Facebook.
“The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) Bureau of Investigation conducted a follow-up investigation into the statements Lawson made while on the witness stand even after the “case was bound over for trial. The OCDA investigation revealed that the true victim was John Doe and he was not guilty of the crimes.
“On Sept. 28, 2016, Lawson was charged with the above crimes and a warrant was issued for her arrest. The US Marshals Service arrested the defendant in Las Vegas, Nev., and she was extradited to Orange County by the OCDA.”
On November 30, 2016, Lawson was convicted and sentenced today to one year in jail and three years of probation for the false accusations.
She was also ordered to pay restitution.
This was after she pleaded guilty to one felony count of false imprisonment by menace, violence, fraud, or deceit, and one felony count of perjury.
The charges against Parkervest were dismissed on October 6, 2016, at the request of the OCDA, 13 months after the allegations that almost ruined his life were made.