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Woman struggles with truth
Sharnika Lanay Mabry entered guilty pleas before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley.
A woman who cried wolf for a second time in a year has been granted probation for making up a tall tale about her friend’s child being abducted.The woman, Sharnika Lanay Mabry, 25, entered guilty pleas before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to charges of child neglect and custodial interference. She was placed on probation for two years and was ordered into adult recovery court which is an 18-month rehabilitation program overseen by the local court system. Her charges come after she flagged down police in the parking lot of Walmart and claimed a man had taken the 2-year-old she was babysitting.“She (Mabry) came back to the mother’s home and told her the child was taken by force from her backseat and they fought over the child,” said McMinnville police investigator Todd Rowland, noting she gave the name of the man she said abducted the child.However, when police went to the suspect’s home, he maintained he knew nothing about the crime.