Kate Prichard was arrested for pulling a handgun out of her wedding dress and aiming at her husband, she then shot in the air
This bride had a lot more than a garter belt hiding underneath her wedding dress.
A newly married Tennessee couple’s wedding night ended with the bride being carted off to jail after she pointed a gun at her husband’s head.
Officers were summoned last week to a Murfreesboro motel where Kate Elizabeth Prichard, 25, and her spouse James Jarid Burton, 30, were squabbling only hours after exchanging vows.
Police said shortly after Kate Prichard and James Burton exchanged vows, they got into a heated argument which escalated to Prichard reaching under her wedding dress and brandishing a 9-mm. pistol.
When cops arrived at the Clarion Inn, Prichard–who was in her wedding dress–and Burton denied that anything was amiss. But interviews with witnessed contradicted the couple’s tale of marital bliss.
Elizabeth Prichard and groom James Jarid Burton. Prichard allegedly pulled the pistol out of her wedding dress and aimed it at her husband on their honeymoon night
It all went down at the Clarion Inn in Murfreesboro, TN
Authorities said they received a call about a husband and wife yelling at each other outside the Clarion Inn motel, News Channel 5 reports.
When cops arrived, Prichard and Burton said everything was fine but people at the motel painted a very different picture.
One witness told police that during the argument an angry Prichard, 25, pulled a gun out of her wedding dress and aimed it at her husband.
Investigators said the new bride pulled the trigger, but the gun didn’t fire because it wasn’t loaded.
Police recovered what is believed to be the weapon which the bride had stashed in the bathroom
Prichard then loaded the weapon and fired a shot into the air, News Channel 5 reports. She then tried to get rid of the weapon by tossing it in a bathroom at the motel.
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Witnesses said both Prichard and Burton had been drinking prior to the incident.
“Officers let the husband know the honeymoon was over,” Murfreesboro police Sgt. Kyle Evans said.
Smoking Gun reports that in advance of her marriage, Prichard last month got a pubic tattoo declaring “Property of J-Rod.” In a June 27 Facebook post, Prichard assured a friend that the tattoo did not hurt, adding, “Happiest I have been, finally get to be real.” In a photo caption accompanying a shot of Prichard’s new ink, Burton noted, “Yes it’s official. I love her crazy ass.”
No stranger to brushes with the law himself, Burton was arrested in 2015 for allegedly shooting a member of a rival motorcycle club in the foot during an argument inside a Clarksville clubhouse. Originally charged with aggravated assault, a felony, Burton subsequently pleaded guilty to a reduced count of reckless endangerment.
New bride Kate Prichard was jailed on aggravated domestic assault, but was released after posting her $15,000 bond.