Man who gave police a fake name pleads guilty

September 28, 2015
Antonio Sheppard with his attorney, Julie Springstead Waltz.

Antonio Sheppard with his attorney, Julie Springstead Waltz.

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor.

HART — A 28-year-old Muskegon man who testified that he gave a fake name to an Oceana County Sheriff’s deputy pleaded guilty in 27th Circuit Court Monday, Sept. 28, to one count of lying to a peace officer.

Antonio Breyan Sheppard, of 2600 Ninth St., was also facing a one count of identity theft, which is a four-year felony. That charge was dismissed in a plea agreement. Lying to peace officer is a two-year high-court misdemeanor, said Judge Anthony Monton.

Sheppard, who served four days or longer in jail, will receive no further jail time, and probation is likely, Monton said.

Sheppard testified Monday that he made a false statement when he told the deputy his name was Jeffrey Miller.

Sentencing is set for Nov. 9 at 9 a.m.

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