Authorities in Colorado Springs, Colorado have brought a relatively rare bigamy case against Tammy Ann Wilson-Patton, 29. She is the wife of Eugene Alton Patton Jr., who returned from a thirteen-month deployment in Iraq to find his wife married to another soldier at Fort Carson.
While she is accused of having various affairs, authorities did not follow the recent example of New York prosecutors and charge adultery.
Patton allegedly used a false social security number and faked her father’s signature on a marriage certificate. (It is not clear why she needed her father’s signature but I assume it was as a witness). It is interesting that the stories report that the husband’s commanding officer “annulled the marriage.” I was not aware that commanding officers had that authority.
She is charged with bigamy, forgery, and attempt to influence a public servant.
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