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Southern Pines man charged with bigamy

Posted February 1, 2010

— Southern Pines police said Monday that they have charged a 48-year-old man with bigamy.

Police said they first received a complaint about Gerald Leon Doyle Jr.'s marital status on Nov. 19, 2009. A subsequent investigation determined that Doyle was married to both a woman living out of state and a woman in North Carolina, police said.

Doyle was being held in the Moore County Jail Monday under a $5,000 secured bond. His next court appearance was set for Feb. 10.


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  • mike honcho Feb 2, 2010

    Glutton for punishment.

  • Ladybug1 Feb 2, 2010

    If he's capable of keeping up two wives, many a woman might want him. She'd have a man to take care of her carnal needs, but he wouldn't be in her hair all the time. Sorta like having a mini vacation from the hubby.

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  • Boogalooboy Feb 2, 2010

    safer in jail

  • mwerevu2002 Feb 2, 2010

    The SouthAfrican president has 4 wives and will soon marry#5.Wow,some prosecutors somewhere have no work to do.Seriously.

  • Knock Feb 2, 2010


    Half the time you argue that things that are illegal shouldn't be so I don't see the point in your statement.


  • LuvLivingInCary Feb 2, 2010

    now come on...this happens all the time...the only issue with this one is he married both of them on paper...

  • Panther Feb 2, 2010

    "You know the joke: "What's the punishment for bigamy?"

    Two Mother Inlaws!

  • archmaker Feb 1, 2010

    make him pay 2 spousal supports after the divorces

  • MileageWarrior Feb 1, 2010

    what an archaic law. if both the women were cool with it, what business is it of the law makers?