Lucero Sentenced To Jail Time & Probation

Recalled Shasta Lake City Councilwoman Dolores Lucero was sentenced Friday for presenting false evidence in an effort to halt the 2012 campaign that unseated her. She was found guilty by a jury in July and could have faced up to 5 years behind bars, but instead received a sentence of 30 days in jail and 30 days of community service. She’s also on 3 years formal probation, a violation of which could mean 3 years in jail. Upon sentencing Lucero was immediately remanded into custody and early Saturday morning she was transferred to Nevada County. Among the spectators in the courtroom Friday was Redding City Councilwoman Missy McArthur, who used the opportunity to take a swipe at a fellow councilor. She took a photograph of Lucero being handcuffed and posted it to her Facebook page along with the caption “Patrick Jones’ ex-girlfriend goes to jail!”  Jones was informed of the posting when the Record Searchlight called him. He’s quoted as saying “we’re not going to denigrate someone like this. I’ve been with several women since Dolores.”