Bond set for Jones County man charged with bigamy

Bond set for Jones County man charged with bigamy

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - On Monday, a report was filed at the Jones County Sheriff's Department by a woman who claimed her husband was married to another woman.

Stephanie T. Jackson-Steele filed the report against her husband James Terry Steele.

Stephanie provided documentation that she and James were legally married, and brought forth documentation that her husband married another woman in April 2016.

Jones County Investigators arrested and charged James with bigamy.

According to the Jones County Sheriff's Department, James admitted during his formal interrogation to knowingly being married to both women at the same time.

James made his initial appearance Tuesday where Jones County Justice Court Judge Billie Graham set his bond at $10,000.

The case will then be forwarded to the District Attorney's office.