WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) — Kent County Prosecutor Chris Becker says a perjury charge has been issued against the father of the ex-boyfriend of a missing Wyoming mother.
Becker said the charge against 62-year-old Lyle Hudson is related to the investigation regarding Ana Carrillo, the Wyoming woman who has been missing since Sunday. The felony charge carries a potential penalty of life in prison if convicted.
The prosecutor said the perjury charge stems from statements Hudson was compelled to make by an investigative subpoena. Police use the investigative subpoena to force reluctant witnesses to testify under oath in a closed meeting about a criminal investigation. If officers are able to prove that a witness lies while testifying, a perjury charge can be authorized. Becker did not provide details about the nature of the alleged lie(s). No information about when Lyle Hudson might appear before a judge was immediately available.
His son, Andrew, remains in custody on accusations of obstruction of justice, according to Michigan State Police and jail records. His charge is listed as a misdemeanor. Becker says his case is currently being handled by the Wyoming city attorney’s office at this point.
Andrew and Lyle Hudson were arrested Friday.
Family members say Carrillo, 35, set out to pick up her kids from her ex-boyfriend Andrew Hudson’s home. She was expected to return some 20 minutes later, her roommate said, but she didn’t. Her family hasn’t seen or heard from her since.
Police spent days collecting evidence at Andrew Hudson’s home on Colby Avenue SW in Wyoming this week. Wednesday they searched Lyle Hudson’s home on 32nd Avenue in Hudsonville.
Police were seen taking evidence from both homes but they have not released information about what was found.
Early on in their investigation, police said Andrew Hudson was cooperating with them. Tuesday, detectives said he was not being named a suspect in Carrillo’s disappearance.
Police are requesting anyone with information about the case contact Wyoming Department of Public Safety at 616.530.7300 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.