Forrest Lynn Foreman, 49, was sentenced to 10 years Friday after pleading no contest to making methamphetamine, but he wanted to marry 30-year-old Amie Gayleene Lang before beginning his sentence.
In a third-floor courtroom of the Bryan County courthouse, Calera Police Chief Don Hyde Jr., who is an ordained minister, performed the marriage ceremony after being asked to do so by a court clerk deputy.
"It was an emotional moment because the two had professed to love each other and do what was right and unite as a family," Hyde said. "It was a situation, that from talking to the two of them, he was going away a long time and they wanted to become legal as a couple."
Hyde said that the service was beautiful and that the couple cried.
"It was just an emotional thing," he said.
After the service, Foreman was taken to jail.