Nevada Man Arrested for Bouncing Mom From Wedding

Oct 24, 2011 12:54pm
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Justin Lew Harris has been arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and coercion. (Douglas Coutny Sheriff)

A Nevada man was arrested after he forcibly removed his mother from his church wedding and carried her to her car when she objected to his impending nuptials.

Justin Lew Harris of Gardnerville, Nev.,  requested his mother’s presence at the wedding at Carson Valley United Methodist Church, according to the Record-Courier.  But when the 56-year-old showed up and instead objected to the ceremony, Harris allegedly carried her out of the church.

A scuffle between mother and son ensued when the mother tried to dial 911 from her cell phone, according to a volunteer at the church.

“As soon as I walked in church, Justin grabbed me by the neck of my shirt and drug me out of the church,” the mother said in a statement to police obtained by the Record-Courier.

Harris contends he simply carried her to her car because of leg problems, according to the report.

Harris, 35, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and coercion. He was taken to Douglas County jail and later released. The wedding vows were not exchanged, the newspaper reported.

 

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