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Alleged bigamist apparently led double life, police say

Posted May 7, 2008

— A Cary man charged with bigamy was purposely leading a double life and neither of his wives knew about the other, police said Wednesday.

"It wasn't a situation where there were any religious undertones to this," said Capt. Mike Williams with the Cary Police Department. "He was doing this to have two separate wives, it appears."

Keron Wilkins, 31, of 136 Chatham Woods Drive, was arrested after police received a call from his wife of seven weeks, Shannetta Dawn Stone-Wilkins. She told investigators he would disappear for several days at a time and could not be reached.

"I talked to the police, and they said, 'You know, ma'am, it sounds like he's living a double life," Stone-Wilkins said.

She started researching her husband's life and talked with his mother in Emporia, Va. She learned he was also married to a Clayton woman, Chaka Wilkins, and had two children – an 8-month-old and 5-year-old – with her.

Stone-Wilkins said there might be a third wife, and Cary police are investigating that possibility.

"He just turned out to be a complete liar," she said.

Keron Wilkins was in the Wake County Jail Wednesday under a $3,000 bond.

Bigamy is a Class I felony, usually punishable by supervised probation, Wake County prosecutors said.


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  • mramorak May 8, 2008

    Newyork,me too!

  • AdeputiesWife May 8, 2008

    I am very against what he has done to these ladies. I have against CHEATING! I think cheating should be against the law. Not being judgemental against all guys but most of them are pigs. Women can be the same also but men just love the thoughts of having 2 or more women. He shouldn't be able to married or have anyone else again.

  • The Fox May 8, 2008

    He looks so tired.

  • piperchuck May 8, 2008

    "Bigamy is having one wife too many. Some say monogamy is the same thing."

    LOL. Only "some"?

  • b4self May 8, 2008

    There's already been at least one lifetime movie made on this subject,good movie,however the outcome in the movie was not good either.So sorry for these women,and yes you can live with someone think you know them well and turns you were so wrong.

  • nc resident May 8, 2008

    non civilized like most.....just fell out of a tree

  • HadEnough May 8, 2008

    Alleged bigamist apparently led double life

    Is that almost the dumbest headline?
    Dumber would be "Bigamist had two wives".

  • newyork May 8, 2008

    I'd rather have two husbands.

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  • mramorak May 8, 2008

    Yaright!right!And i would be broke.