Man Tells Police His Wife Was Already Married


DES MOINES, Iowa — A man told police that he married a woman only to find out a month later the woman was already married to someone else.

Maxie Smith told police he married Christie Lea Thomas on May 28 at the Polk County Courthouse. He later found out Thomas was already married to another man.

Smith told police he was attempting to kick Thomas out of his house for using drugs.

According to police, Smith said the witness to their wedding also knew Thomas was already married.

Thomas, 39, is charged with bigamy and is being held in the Polk County Jail on $1,000 bail.
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