Central Texas Man Indicted For Bigamy After Vegas Wedding

By: By Megan Fleetwood Email
By: By Megan Fleetwood Email

(October 2, 2008)--James Byron Montgomery, 53, of Moody was indicted Wednesday on charges of bigamy, after marrying his girlfriend Tiffani in the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, without first divorcing his wife, Rebecca Montgomery back in Texas.

McLennan County Justice of the Peace Kristi DeCluitt’s office said that according the arrest affidavit, Rebecca Montgomery notified local law enforcement officers of the marriage.

Investigators obtained a marriage certificate for Tiffani and Montgomery from Clark County, Nev.

Montgomery told News 10 that while he knew it was against the law to marry someone while already married, he didn't realize that marriage ceremonies conducted in Las Vegas were "real" or legally binding.

He said that had he known the repercussions, he would not have gone through with the Las Vegas marriage on May 25, 2007.

Montgomery said he has been married to three different women since 1980.

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