A MUM has been arrested for allegedly marrying her daughter – eight years after doing the same thing with her biological son.
Patricia and Misty Spann married in March this year
Patricia Spann, 43, tied the knot with 25-year-old Misty Spann in March this year in a ceremony in Oklahoma, US, court records revealed.
Local law enforcement said the couple have been held on charges of incest after a child welfare investigator discovered the marriage.
Patricia was reportedly reunited with Misty two years ago after losing custody of her daughter and two sons to a grandparent.
She said the pair “hit it off”, an arrest affidavit states.
The mum apparently listed her last name as ‘Clayton’ in the “incestuous” union to Misty on March 25, according to the New York Daily News.
But she had listed her name as “Patricia Ann Clayton Spann” eight years earlier, when she married her son, Jody Spann Jr, it is claimed.
Patricia and Jody’s marriage was annulled in 2010.
Detective Dustin Smith said the bizarre scandal came to light during a child welfare investigator’s probe into the family.
Patricia reportedly indicated to the official that she was Misty’s biological mother and also had two sons – all from her first marriage.
The 5ft8ins brunette revealed she had lost custody of the trio to their paternal grandmother.
Patricia allegedly said that she did not have contact with her daughter until they were reunited in Duncan, Oklahoma, two years ago.
The pair later tied the knot in Comanche County, according to court documents.
They hit it off
Arrest affidavit statement
However, because her name was no longer listed on her daughter’s birth certificate, Patricia said she felt no law had been broken, the documents show.
Both women were aware of the biological relationship and had considered requesting an annulment, The Lawton Constitution reports.
They are now both being held in Stephens County Jail, where mugshots of the pair wearing matching ‘Superman’ tops were taken.
They could be jailed for up to 10 years if convicted of the charges.