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article imageBride arrested, jailed in wedding dress after saying her vows

By Cynthia Trowbridge     Jul 18, 2011 in Crime
Jackson, Mich.,- A couple had some unexpected visitors come into the church after they had said their wedding vows. The police had waited outside for the service to end before going into the church and telling the bride she was under arrest.
Tammy Lee Hinton was arrested by Blackman-Leoni Township police. The police did wait for some photographs to be taken and some other matters to be taken care of in the church.
Officer Rick Gillespie and Detective Scott Grajewski arrested Hinton on a two-year-old felony warrant for identity theft.
They offered to have her change out of her wedding dress before taking her to jail which she declined.
The Smoking Gun lists the church as City of Zion Ministries Church and has her mug shots posted. They report she lives in Port Richey, Florida.
Detroit Free Press reports the police received tips she was back in town for her wedding.
The officers decided to arrest her on her wedding day because there was no other day to get her.
Officer Gillespie told, “We can’t ignore it when we have good information on where she’s going to be. We had to do what we had to do.”
Gillespie added, “She was kind of shocked at first, because according to her, she had no idea what this was about.”
She did go to jail but after being booked and the mug shot taken she was bonded out by Jackson County District Judge Michael Klaeren. Her husband picked her up and it was presumed that she went on to their reception.
Gillespie said,“She was not in jail for more than 15 minutes, maybe a half hour. She was able to bond right out.”
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