Man arrested for trying to marry woman with a restraining order against him

By Brian Gillie

July 16, 2011

…Billy J. Rutherford was arrested Wednesday for allegedly violating the terms of his bail while waiting outside a Macon County courtroom, moments before getting married by Associate Judge Thomas Griffith, reports Decatur Herald & Review. He was planning on marrying the same woman who had him arrested a few months back for domestic violence.

Rutherford was charged with one count of aggravated domestic battery and three counts of domestic battery back in March after he had “been beating on her (his girlfriend) all day.” On March 9th, the victim was granted an order of protection from Rutherford, which he violated two weeks later. He was arrested for violating the court order and bailed out of jail on March 27th…

…Rutherford may face charges of violation of bail bond and could face up to 364 days in jail for violating the court order…

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