While he wasn't thrown in jail just minutes after tying the knot Friday, the honeymoon for one newlywed may have been over before he even left the courthouse.
According to court records, the 27-year-old man and his new bride were one of more than a dozen couples to be married before the holiday weekend. One Comanche County Sheriff's Office deputy was requested to assist Comanche County Special District Court Judge Ken Harris after he performed a marriage ceremony for the man and woman and subsequently learned the man had outstanding warrants for his arrest.
One warrant related to a previous misdemeanor charge was easily resolved. The second, unbeknownst to his new wife, had been filed in July concerning the resolution of a paternity suit.
It is common practice for officials to check marriage applicants and other persons with official business at the courthouse or even the local police department for outstanding warrants while they are in reach of law enforcement officials.