A Danielsville man was arrested on bigamy charges last week.
Danny Lee Bradley, 42, of 360 Rock Quarry Road, was also charged with one count of false swearing.
According to Madison County Sheriff’s investigator Jimmy Patton, the investigation began when the county probate court received information from his most current legal wife, a 40-year old woman who he married in February in Jackson County, that their marriage had not been dissolved.
Bradley married a 31-year old Danielsville woman on May 3, 2014 in Madison County and signed an affidavit that he was divorced.
Patton said investigator Pat Holl looked into the matter, interviewing both “wives.”
Patton said there was deception on Bradley’s part as he had attached a divorce decree from a previous marriage to his marriage license when he married this time.
Patton said Bradley has been married four times, and that this most current marriage this month would be his fifth, if it were legal.
Bradley was allowed to turn himself in on Thursday, May 8, at 6 p.m.
He bonded out the next day on a $2,300 property bond.
Patton said officers had to look up the penalty for bigamy, since it is not a common charge.
“I think it’s the first time I’ve seen it,” Patton said. Turns out that bigamy is a felony that carries a prison term of one to 10 years, if convicted.