The Ottumwa Courier

July 23, 2013

Woman arrested in Iowa bigamy case


Ottumwa Courier

---- — DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Polk County authorities say a man learned a month after his wedding that his wife was still married to someone else.

Des Moines television station KCCI says (http://bit.ly/132kVoM ) Maxie Smith told Des Moines police that he wed Christie Lea Thomas on May 28 at the Polk County Courthouse.

Smith also told police that he'd learned a witness to the wedding knew Thomas was already married.

The 39-year-old Thomas is charged with bigamy. A public phone listing for her couldn't be found. Online court records don't list the name of Thomas' attorney.