SACRAMENTO—Michael Lyon, former CEO of Lyon Real Estate, returned to court Tuesday, October 7 on drug charges, but the matter was continued until October 30, while lawyers in the case review evidence that could send him to prison. Lyon, 58, was arrested last week on a probation violation after he missed a meeting with Sacramento County probation officers.
Officers went to his Arden area home, where they found methamphetamine and other drugs. He and a companion, Shannon Lynn Campbell, 40, were arrested and jailed without bail. Both appeared in court Tuesday, but neither spoke during their separate appearances.
Lyon fell from grace in 2010 when he was arrested and charged with secretly filming women and himself engaged in sex acts in his home. He was on probation after pleading guilty in 2011 to four counts of electronic eavesdropping, had his probation revoked Friday, October 6, 2014 by Superior Court Judge Helena Gweon.
Lyon now faces his original two-year prison sentence that was stayed in 2011 in favor of jail time, house arrest and probation.
Campbell was arrested in violation of section 11378, which pertains to the possession of controlled substances with intent to sell. She is being held on two felony drug counts and a probation violation.
“The investigation is continuing,” said Lyon’s attorney William Portanova said. “The government is providing us with their reports slowly, and we have not yet received all of the police reports. We expect to have the full file by the end of next week, and until we do, we don’t know which way we are going to go on the case. Mike Lyon has suffered through more than his share of tragedies, and while some may have been self-inflicted, he is still a man worth saving, even from himself.”