Charges: Man Accused Of Having 2 Wives In Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 41-year-old man from southern Minnesota is accused of getting married for a second time after not ending his first marriage, according to charges filed in Freeborn County Court.

Wayne Allen Demay is charged with bigamy in connection with the case. He told police he was drunk at his first wedding and does not remember getting married.

According to a complaint, his wife, B.A. Demay, called the Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office on Nov. 21, 2011, after finding Wayne Demay and learning that he had already been married to someone else.

B.A. Demay told authorities she got married to Wayne Demay in Kentucky on Feb. 19, 2003. About 26 days after the marriage, Wayne Demay left town and has not been heard from since, according to the complaint. B.A. Demay said she had looked into his whereabouts and located him in Freeborn County in southern Minnesota.

She spoke with an official at the Freeborn County Recorder’s Office, who told her Wayne Demay got married to another woman on May 1, 2010. She said she wanted to get remarried, but as far as she knew she was still married to Wayne Demay and needed to get a divorce.

When B.A. Demay learned he was in Freeborn County, she found out he had gotten married to a second woman, the complaint states.

B.A. Demay said she and Wayne don’t have any children together. She had attempted to contact him and had spoken to the woman who claims to be his second wife, but they refused to talk to her and said she was wrong about the marriage.

B.A. Demay provided authorities with a marriage certificate which shows that they got married in Kentucky on Feb. 19, 2003. Authorities then went to the Freeborn County Recorder’s Office and obtained a marriage certificate which shows that Wayne Demay got married a woman named C.A.F, now known as C.A. Demay, on May, 1, 2010, in Albert Lea.

Authorities went to Wayne Demay’s home last November and questioned him about the matter. He admitted to police that he was married to B.A. Demay. He told police he was intoxicated at the time of their marriage and didn’t remember the marriage. He also told police he didn’t get a divorce and did get remarried to C.A. Demay.

Wayne Demay told police, according to the complaint, that he would get a divorce from B.A. Demay but did not have any money.

Police then contacted B.A. Demay and asked her if there was any way he was so intoxicated that he would not remember the marriage. She told police they had a large wedding and his family was there for it. They lived together for 26 days before he left without notice or explanation until she found him recently.

If convicted, Wayne Demay faces more than a year in prison and a $1,500 fine.

  • YUK!

    All I can say is gross!

    • L Gaga

      Hey. They were all consenting adults. He was born that way. Who are we to impose our narrow view of marriage on this poor lad? He should start throwing glitter, pronto!

      • L Gaga critic

        This L Gaga is a hetero problem. Polygamy and glitter do not mix. But thanks though.

      • G

        Exactly, Consenting adults. Leave them alone. Where are the parades ?

  • manenough

    I think he has STD or HIV or something.

  • Tina

    I wonder if he remembers getting married the 2nd time…….HMMMMMM!

  • anti bachmann

    wow i hope they waste alot of tax money on this top priority case
    what a f**king joke

    • Ahhh golly gee

      not a bad thing they addressing – tons of issues and complications can come of all if not. Imagine being married to somebody – and you own property-he files BK and you lose all.
      Clear it up and move on

  • tbuns

    prince valiant returns

  • good grief

    Misleading article. It’s not like he was living with two women at the same time. How many married men are sneaking around with their little tootsies ? So the piece of paper makes all the difference? What a joke-

  • Sue

    Why the long face?

  • never ending drunk crime

    Can we just send all these drunk losers off to outer space? The world would be more safe, and a better place to live.

    • KEVINisGAY

      Maybe you could go too. Maybe they teach basic English there.

      More Safe = Safer

  • G Dog

    Conservatives should be outraged!!!

    What business of the evil government whether he has two wives? Government intrusion into our private lives!!!!!!!!

    Well, I guess he is married to 2 women, that’s got to be better than to one man….

    • Phiid

      Liberals should be outraged!

      Who are we to tell a man who he can or cannot marry?! How does it hurt you if he marries two women at the same time? Why isn’t the judge ruling that the law is unconstitutional? Why aren’t the liberals on here defending this man?

  • Me wonders

    Before ya’ll go passing judgement on his looks don’t ya wanna see the brides????? (gagging))

  • alligator

    all you idiots criticizing his looks and making assumptions from such are as stupid as you accuse him of being…….he hasn’t uttered a word and yet you make assertions based on his features and you fools mutter a few sentences and its completely logical to assume you are about as smart as a bag of hammers……just sayin.

    • Crazy Joe

      Only you ugly people say that

  • alligator

    in all fairness though i gotta say….. neither the expression or the hair do him any justice.

  • Brett

    Well, if gay marriage is OK with so many of you “progressives”, I don’t understand what all the fuss is about. He’s just being “free”, “expressing himself”, doing what FEELS right, etc.

    • Kevin

      On the spot Brett! If gays can marry…then I demand my rights to have several wives.

      • ryan

        ya, cause thats the same thing and all, huh?!


        • Freedom

          Isn’t it? You should be able to marry whoever you want whenever you want. I’m pretty sure that’s one argument for gay marriage. Personally, I say you should be able to do both. Its nobody else’s business but your own who you want to profess your love for.

          • Wild Talent Scout


            Some of you are the most simple minded human beings ever spawned. And this Brett character is about the stupidest two legged animal to ever stand.

    • F.O.J.

      Brett, your underdeveloped reasoning skills remind me of a joke…What do you call a social conservative with half a brain?….Gifted! Hee haw!

      • Phiiiiid

        Actually, Brett is quite right. Exact same argument applies as it does with the gay marriage issue – if we can’t tell people “who they can’t marry”, then we can’t tell this man he can’t marry two women at the same time. If gender is an arbitrary distinction, then the number of spouses is also an arbitrary distinction. This is the very problem with the pro-gay marriage crowd; once you start tearing down traditional marriage so far, you can’t tell others that they can’t keep tearing it down further.

        • MN Atheist

          And what is traditional marriage? Didn’t numerous individuals in the bible have several wives? I love it how you people forget so easily some parts of your book and want all of us to follow other parts that you deem right…

          What the Bible says about Polygamy

          Genesis 4:19
          And Lamech took unto him two wives.

          Genesis 16:1-4
          Now Sarai Abram’s wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar. And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai. And Sarai … gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife. And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived.

          Genesis 25:6
          But unto the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had….

          Genesis 26:34
          Esau … took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite.

          Genesis 31:17
          Then Jacob rose up, and set … his wives upon camels.

          Exodus 21:10
          If he take him another wife; her food, her raiment, and her duty of marriage, shall he not diminish

          Deuteronomy 21:15
          If a man have two wives, one beloved, and another hated….

          Judges 8:30
          And Gideon had threescore and ten sons of his body begotten: for he had many wives.

          1 Samuel 1:1-2
          Elkanah … had two wives; the name of the one was Hannah, and the name of the other Peninnah.

          2 Samuel 12:7-8
          Thus saith the LORD God of Israel … I gave thee … thy master’s wives….

          1 Kings 11:2-3
          Solomon … had seven hundred wives … and three hundred concubines.

          1 Chronicles 4:5
          And Ashur the father of Tekoa had two wives, Helah and Naarah.

          2 Chronicles 11:21
          Rehoboam … took eighteen wives, and threescore concubines.

          2 Chronicles 13:21
          But Abijah waxed mighty, and married fourteen wives….

          2 Chronicles 24:3
          Jehoiada took for him two wives….

          Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

      • G

        Twice as smart as a progessive liberal ?

  • Mayhem

    wow…guess there needs to be more supervision at the homeless shelter

  • Debbie

    Wow what a catch!

  • MN Atheist

    I wouldn’t have a problem with it so much if they all lived together. But it gets real complicated if he were to come to an unfortunate end in say a car crash. Who gets the estate? Or who gets stuck with the outstanding credit? End the first on legally first before starting the second…

  • Andy

    Having one wife is bad enough why the hell would you want two?

  • bot

    Dude, why the long face?

  • do do

    so what is the problem? I have 6 or 7 (can’t remember) wifes…..veriety is the spice of life….I see nothing wrong here…..

  • aeiou

    If he’d only submit to the hetero practice of wife swapping (swinging), he wouldn’t have to marry more that one woman.

    See, traditional marriage works any way you want it to. Ask Amy Koch.

  • Murph

    What’s the big deal? I forget I’m married every Friday and Saturday nights!

  • Curious

    How did he not remember getting married, whether he was drunk or not?
    Didnt he have to sign a form before getting married, like at the court house?
    And why should it matter? He married in 2 different states. That should be okay haha…especially after 7 years.

  • M K

    Seems to me my husband having a girlfriend while married is not arrested for that. In MN Divorce is no fault too. Awesome.

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  • pj

    At least he had married someone of the opposite sex….

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