After being arrested on their wedding night, a couple spent their first night of marriage in the Henry County Jail.
Abbeville Police Chief Eric Blankenship said the couple was on the way from Georgia to Florida for their honeymoon when they were stopped for speeding in his city limits on December 15.
Officers reported they found ecstasy and marijuana in the vehicle, which didn’t end there.
Shavarious Jawan Moses, 28, of Riverdale, Ga., also had a felony warrant and was already on probation, according to Blankenship.
Alexus Demetria Armstrong, 26, of Lanett, Ala., was not honest with officers when they questioned her.
“His new bride gave us false information for her name, to begin with, but she finally came around and gave us her social,” Blankenship added. “But she was still in her wedding dress and veil, and he was still in his suit.”
Moses was charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.
Armstrong was charged with providing false information to law enforcement, driving with a suspended license and carrying a pistol without a permit.
When it comes to breaking the law, Blankenship said a wedding night wasn’t enough for his officers to let the couple go.
“The officers use their discretion,” he said. “Maybe if it would’ve been a smaller charge, they would have let them go, but with all of their ecstasy pills and everything else, it made it more than just a misdemeanor charge. Plus, he was wanted out of Georgia on a felony charge, so he was going to jail one way or the other.”
The couple was booked into the Henry County Jail. They are both set for arraignment on Jan. 10, 2023.
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