On 8/28/13 BCSO investigators were contacted by the Bulloch County Probate Court regarding an individual who had apparently sworn falsely on his application to obtain a marriage license. Eli Porter has sworn that he had not been previously married, however Probate Court personnel discovered that Porter was in fact still married to his first wife. Porter was contacted by the Probate Court and ordered to return the marriage license which he did, however the license had been signed by a minister indicating that Porter had married Shanice Brown anyway. After further investigation BCSO investigators charged Eli Porter with one count of false swearing and one count of bigamy. Shanice Brown was charged with one count of marrying a bigamist. Each of these charges is a felony. Both Eli Porter and Shanice Brown posted bond and were released.
Eli Porter, 26, Magnolia Blvd Port Wentworth Ga
Shanice Brown, 24, Magnolia Blvd Port Wentworth Ga