OAKLAND, TN- (WMC-TV) - The former Oakland, Tennessee mayor's sentence of one year in jail was suspended by a judge Thursday afternoon.
Scott Ferguson was accused of bigamy, for marrying a second woman while already being married to the mother of his four children.
The former Church of Christ preacher was scheduled to appear in a Marion courtroom at 3 p.m. His appearance was unexpectedly moved to 1 p.m.
Court documents show Ferguson married Migeulina Mora, of Cordova, on Valentine's Day in West Memphis.
"The clerk's office called me to perform a ceremony," said Justice of the Peace Claude Steele. "I went in, picked up the certificate, went and had the ceremony. Everything went great. Then I heard over channel five that there was a mistake made."
After two months, Mora is now asking for a divorce or an annulment.