A West Monroe man has been arrested after his wife discovered he was married to another woman.
The News-Star reports that 38-year-old Jeffrey G. Jenkins was arrested on Wednesday and charged with bigamy after authorities were notified on July 11.
Jenkins’ wife told Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s deputies that she was moving things around their home when she found a marriage license obtained in Arkansas and several other papers. The victim told authorities that she confronted Jenkins and asked him to leave the home.
According to an arrest warrant, no documentation regarding divorce proceedings could be located. Investigators later learned of a 2012 bigamy charge that was declined by the district attorney’s office.
It’s unclear if Jenkins has a lawyer.