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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:26 PM

Police: Man accused of having 3 wives is in custody in Ohio

Source: Associated Press


Updated 5:49 pm CST, Monday, February 11, 2019

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Maine man who is accused of being married to three different women in three different states is behind bars in Ohio.

A warrant was issued when 43-year-old Michael Middleton missed a court appearance Thursday in New Hampshire. A day later, he was arrested in Ohio. The Franklin County Sheriff's Department tweeted that the "Cupid of Chaos" was awaiting extradition.

Charges were brought in New Hampshire because Middleton married a woman there while also being married to women in Alabama and Georgia.

The New Hampshire wife said Middleton made her feel like he cared about her but eventually scammed her out of $20,000. Investigators say there could be more wives.




Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/crime/article/Police-Man-accused-of-having-3-wives-is-in-13608425.php






A man facing bigamy charges in New Hampshire may soon face similar charges here in Central Ohio.

Michael Middleton, 43, is being held at the Franklin County Jail, awaiting extradition to New Hampshire, where a grand jury recently indicted him on bigamy charges. Investigators said Middleton has wives in New Hampshire, Alabama and Georgia.

NBC4 Investigator Tom Sussi discovered that a 25-year-old, developmentally disabled woman is wife number four. A marriage license shows that Michael Middleton and Ashley Climer were married April of 2016, in Williamsburg, Kentucky.

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Ashley and her mother, Laura Climer, said the couple had a baby together in 2017. Last year, they said Michael Middleton forged Ashley Middleton’s signature and put the baby up for adoption in Missouri.

More:
https://www.nbc4i.com/news/local-news/man-accused-of-having-multiple-wives-across-the-country-arrested-in-franklin-county/1773889026

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‘Cupid of Chaos,’ accused of marrying at least 3 women, arrested by Franklin County deputies

By Edward Sutelan
Posted at 10:10 AM
Updated at 10:19 AM

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One of his wives, Alicia Grant of New Hampshire, told Newsweek that she bought him a Camero Z28, clothing and a computer. Middleton took the computer back and pocketed the cash, she said.

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https://www.timesreporter.com/news/20190211/cupid-of-chaos-accused-of-marrying-at-least-3-women-arrested-by-franklin-county-deputies

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Reply Police: Man accused of having 3 wives is in custody in Ohio (Original post)
Judi Lynn Feb 11 OP
AJT Feb 11 #1
leftieNanner Feb 11 #3
Dem2theMax Feb 11 #18
NurseJackie Feb 12 #32
LisaL Feb 12 #33
First Speaker Feb 11 #2
at140 Feb 11 #4
paleotn Feb 11 #13
KayF Feb 11 #5
rurallib Feb 11 #6
rainin Feb 12 #24
Marcuse Feb 11 #7
royable Feb 11 #8
Marcuse Feb 11 #12
at140 Feb 11 #17
JustABozoOnThisBus Feb 12 #21
surrealAmerican Feb 12 #22
Marcuse Feb 12 #27
Ohiya Feb 12 #28
LisaL Feb 12 #36
LisaL Feb 12 #34
winstars Feb 11 #9
GulfCoast66 Feb 11 #10
Doreen Feb 11 #16
LineReply .
dalton99a Feb 11 #11
Izzy Blue Feb 11 #14
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Feb 11 #15
Roadside Attraction Feb 11 #19
James48 Feb 11 #20
Ferrets are Cool Feb 12 #30
NotASurfer Feb 12 #23
LisaL Feb 12 #35
LogicFirst Feb 12 #25
moriah Feb 12 #31
Loki Liesmith Feb 12 #26
Ferrets are Cool Feb 12 #29

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:30 PM

1. How did he manage to get 3 wives? He isn't exactly George Clooney.

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Response to AJT (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:32 PM

3. LOL

Yeah, I thought he looked like a creep-oid too.

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Response to AJT (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:17 PM

18. That was my first question as well.

I scrolled down to look at his photo right after seeing the title of the thread, and all I could say was ICK!

Geez, and it's so close to Valentine's Day. Poor guy is going to miss out on giving all of his wives presents.

But jail should be fun.

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Response to AJT (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 09:43 AM

32. Maybe...

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Response to AJT (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 09:46 AM

33. George Clooney isn't the only married man in US.

Lots of men who are married don't look nothing like George Clooney.
If only men looking like George Clooney could get married, population would have quickly dwindled to nothing.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:31 PM

2. Here's a suggestion--divide him up and let each wife have a piece of him...

...surely, that would satisfy everybody...? And I rather suspect the wives would approve of this Solomon-like solution...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:34 PM

4. What? The sucker has 3 mother-in-laws?

What a masochist!

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Response to at140 (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:22 PM

13. Ha!!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:41 PM

5. why a third?

There once was an old man of Lyme
Who married three wives at a time,
When asked, "Why a third?"
He replied, "One's absurd!
And bigamy, sir, is a crime.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:42 PM

6. Trying to be like Trump but forgot the part about divorcing them

also apparently forgot about havingg them sign an NDA.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 08:17 AM

24. Too cheap to divorce, I suspect.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:49 PM

7. Should he have been charged with trigamy?

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Response to Marcuse (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:56 PM

8. You beat me two it.

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Response to royable (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:12 PM

12. Or perhaps charged with trigonometry?

Consider the planning, the deceptions, the expense, the sleepless nights. Or maybe not.

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Response to Marcuse (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:08 PM

17. You have been charged with wrongful use of trigonometry!

Now that would be a serious charge LOL

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Response to Marcuse (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 07:52 AM

21. Did he make his wife cosine a loan? That would be acute scam.

Now, stop going off on obtuse tangents.

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Response to Marcuse (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 08:02 AM

22. that's just going off on a tangent

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Response to Marcuse (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 09:20 AM

27. I hear Some Of His Children Are Having Trouble Over Algebra.

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Response to Marcuse (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 09:20 AM

28. Just what was his angle?

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Response to Ohiya (Reply #28)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 09:52 AM

36. Sounds like it was money.

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Response to Marcuse (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 09:51 AM

34. He actually has four wives per the article.

What would that be called?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:00 PM

9. He looks like he's getting 3 squares a day from each of them!!!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:02 PM

10. My honey-do list today:

Mow
Edge
Prune hedges
Hang artsy thingy in the house
Change light bulbs
Wash the boat.
Shop for supper
Cook supper.

Not complaining and the wife was just as busy...but good god, times 3!

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:07 PM

16. You forgot to put, repeat twice.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:05 PM

11. .




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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:37 PM

14. WTF?

"Ashley and her mother, Laura Climer, said the couple had a baby together in 2017. Last year, they said Michael Middleton forged Ashley Middleton’s signature and put the baby up for adoption in Missouri."

And?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:38 PM

15. "I see you are no stranger to pain."

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:04 PM

19. What am I doing wrong?

 

So -- one wife gave him $20,000 while another bought him a new Camaro, computer, and other stuff.

I'm lucky when my wife gives me enough allowance to buy new socks.

I hope this guy writes a book . . . I need some tips.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:37 PM

20. 1 Kings, Chapter 11

Solomon had 700 wives, and 300 concubines.

How he did that, I don’t know. Trying to figure out just one is difficult enough if a challenge. Imagine trying to keep four happy! .

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Response to James48 (Reply #20)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 09:28 AM

30. Yeah, how did he have the time to condemn a baby

to be cut in half??

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 08:17 AM

23. Report there says there may be four wives

"NBC4 Investigator Tom Sussi discovered that a 25-year-old, developmentally disabled woman is wife number four."

Wild guess? He had a job involving lots of travel that he used as cover, and insisted on filing all the tax returns himself to make sure nothing auditable jumped out to the IRS

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Response to NotASurfer (Reply #23)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 09:52 AM

35. Wife number 4 also claims he adopted out their daughter by forging her signature.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 09:12 AM

25. Scam

It's not the wives; it's the money. Why can a man have 1 wife and 2 mistresses, but he can't have 3 wives? Why can a man have 3 consecutive wives, but he can't have them concurrently? We have strange laws.

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Response to LogicFirst (Reply #25)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 09:39 AM

31. Welcome to DU!

Scams are the usual time when someone actually gets criminally charged with bigamy.... getting them to grant spousal access to bank accounts, etc, under the premise of being their "only".

The issues that I think would come with codifying legal "group" marriages would have to include how to equitably handle a divorce. It's a lot simpler to handle dissolving that type of legal arrangement when it's just between two people, and any domestic relations attorneys on here will laugh that I seemingly call their field "simple" -- it's not. But would probably agree with just how much more difficult it'd be with a third adult party involved in the contract, along with any dependents depending on genders of parties.

Also have to say the most successful group relationship I knew, even though the sex was not between all parties but just along hetero lines, was with one woman who had two "husbands" for a time, although only legally married to one at a time they all lived together, knew about everything, and were okay with it, no religious pressure, and any could exit at any time (and it did eventually dissolve, though she maintains amicable relationships with both of them, and they with each other).

That's a big jump from the main reason more than one wife, outside of scams, is outlawed in the US -- the fact that in the past not-so-distant-past some have utilized religious pressure to force people to legally marry one person and then pressure other, usually far younger, women to religiously "marry" the guy too -- with "divorce" only at the command of the religious leader, and sometimes unwillingly done as well.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 09:15 AM

26. Hey I got two wives

Isn’t that big o’ me?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 09:27 AM

29. They must have made him remove his MAGAt cap before the

line up pic. Cuz, he sure looks the part.

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