Bryan Co. inmate weds

By: AP wire reports
By: AP wire reports

DURANT, Okla. (AP) - A man who had just received a 10-year prison term exchanged marriage vows with a woman in the same courthouse before being led away in shackles.

Forty-nine-year-old Forrest Lynn Foreman was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday after pleading no contest to a methamphetamine manufacturing charge, but he wanted to marry 30-year-old Amie Gayleene Lang before beginning his sentence.

In a third-floor courtroom of the Bryan County courthouse, Calera Police Chief Don Hyde Jr., who is an ordained minister, performed the marriage ceremony after being asked to do so by a court clerk deputy.

Hyde says the couple told him that they wanted to unite as a family and become legal as a couple before Foreman began his prison sentence.

Hyde says the service was "beautiful" and that the couple cried.

After the service, Foreman was taken to a local jail.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by SARA Location: OKLAHOMA on Jun 4, 2008 at 09:58 PM
    I think this the most romanantic thing ever I think it is great. good luck AMIE stay strong it will all work out in the end.and for the chief you are a good man and I give YOU ALL my BLESSINGS.And for the people that is running there heads about this get a life. No matter what there is life after 10 years. GOD BLESS YALL.
  • by me Location: sherman on Apr 8, 2008 at 08:14 AM
    And, so this story made the news...WHY?????
  • by sherman Location: sherman on Apr 8, 2008 at 07:24 AM
    Hey tax payer april 7 12:14pm. I am reading this because someone told me about the stupid story. I said I don't stay up to watch the news.!!!!!
  • by Old Fashion Justice Location: Ok on Apr 7, 2008 at 09:54 PM
    This guy didn't need to get married, he's gonna get a jail house wife when he gets to prison or he's gonna become one!
  • by Gracie Location: Durant-but not for long on Apr 7, 2008 at 04:13 PM
    I completely agree with Cassie. I am not from Durant or OK for that matter. But I do know that when you are asked by others from a different area where you are from and you respond Durant, the eyes roll and people seem to snicker. After seeing all the stupid stuff that people in Durant pay for and do it is no wonder Durant is the laughing stock of OK. Thank GOD I am not from here. When I get to leave your not so wonderful town, I will stop on the side of the road and kiss the dirt in the next county and Thank the Lord that I no longer live in Bryan county. This is not OKC or Tulsa or Dallas, but there are a lot of people here who think it is. Someone tell me why Bryan county is one of the last to still collect personal property tax? They don't have this stupid tax in a lot of the other small towns in OK. And where does it go? It sure as heck is not going to road repair or for the jail.
  • by Fozzy on Apr 7, 2008 at 03:22 PM
    Well its a good thing that these people werent gay.. that would destroy the institution of marriage or something... *rolls eyes*
  • by 400 lb Gorilla Location: Sherman on Apr 7, 2008 at 03:07 PM
    Really...this isn't much news. They got married before he begins his sentence. Oh...wait a minute....Run Forrest Run....
  • by CJ Location: texas on Apr 7, 2008 at 03:01 PM
    I think I saw the same storyline on the Andy Griffith show last week! Did the Sherriff act as the best man? Get r dun
  • by ME Location: Sherman on Apr 7, 2008 at 02:30 PM
    Stacey from Sherman is right Grayson County Jail used to do the same thing. It was not a story on KXII but they did marry people there. Some people are true to the ones they want to marry and she may still be there waiting on him when he gets out. You should not be downing these people cause they wanted to get married. If your husbands or wives went to jail for 10 years would you divorce them or would you stay by there side? Yes KXII could have found something better to air but don't put these people down cause they got married before he left for a ten year prison sentence.
  • by Ted Knight Location: Twin Cities on Apr 7, 2008 at 02:04 PM
    Return to OID from Marshall County, below. Anyone from a place that elected a man named Decco to be their chief law enforcement officer should probably hold their piece when sniping at other communities. Any community Calera's size would be fortunate to have someone of Don Hyde's dedication, work ethic, and intelligience at the helm. Jail house weddings aren't rare...and you can believe that the Rev. Chief Hyde got in his 40 hours and then some last week.
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