Meet Erick Lamar Stevens, 25.
Stevens, pictured above looking like T-Pain’s long lost brother, posed for his classic mugshot after being arrested in Athens, Georgia on what should have been the best day of his life…. his wedding day!
[FLASHBACK: The Greatest Wedding Reception Dance EVER!!! (VIDEO)]
Stevens may have ‘put a ring on it’ but he apparently ‘put dem paws’ on his new bride as well!
The Athens groom was arrested after he allegedly punching his new bride smack dab in the face after their wedding reception after accusing her of cheating on him!
And as if it could get any worse… Stevens also pulled out his new wife’s wedding day weave! **sigh**
Read all the sordid details about Stevens’ ‘honeymoon’ rampage below…
According to the Athens-Banner Herald, Stevens assaulted his new bride before their honeymoon even began!
Stevens reportedly dragged his new wife by the hair, bit and punched her in the face, and pulled out her hair weaves during an altercation at The Country Inn & Suites in Athens.
The incident was reported around 1:45 a.m., police said.
The hotel clerk called into 911 after Steven’s 31-year-old victim was spotted in the lobby with a bleeding nose… still wearing her wedding dress.
According to police reports, the assault apparently happened after the couple’s wedding reception, which was held at an unnamed location, during which Stevens allegedly got mad because the DJ was making advances on one of the bridesmaids.
The new groom got more belligerent as the night went on and during their drive to the hotel early Monday morning, he punched his wife in the face during an argument and accused her of cheating on him.
At some point, the victim, who was driving, stopped the car and forced Stevens out.
Police said she then drove to the hotel ALONE to go to bed…. alone on her wedding night. But things didn’t end there. In fact, the ‘honeymoon’ was just getting started.
The night clerk later phoned the woman’s room to let the her know Stevens had arrived and the woman agreed to allow in the room, according to police.
But as soon as Stevens got to the room, he charged the victim, grabbed her by the hair, then punched and bit her several times, police said. When the woman tried to leave the room, Stevens allegedly dragged her by the hair to a corner to apparently keep her from leaving.
While assaulting his wife, police said, Stevens “ultimately pulled out all of her (hair) extensions,” which officers later found on the floor and on a night stand.
When someone went to the room to investigate the disturbance, the victim used the opportunity to escape and went to the hotel lobby to ask a clerk to call 911, police said.
An officer noted in the incident report that the bridge of the victim’s nose was cut, her eye was swollen, and one of her wrists was beginning to swell, police said.
Emergency medical personnel inspected the wrist and thought it might possibly be broken. She was taken for treatment at a local hospital, police said.
Stevens was arrested and charged with battery and false imprisonment under Georgia’s Family Violence Act. He was detained without bail Tuesday afternoon at the Clarke County Jail.
Now this song is in my head…
All jokes aside, Stevens should seriously be put UNDER the jail for not only beating his bride, but ruining her wedding day!
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