Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo. police officer in Ferguson who shot and killed Michael Brown on Aug. 9., spent part of his time deep in hiding by getting married to a fellow Ferguson cop, Barbara Spradling.
Wedding bells chimed — so to speak — for the couple last month, The New York Times reports.
A copy of the State of Missouri marriage license found by the Times shows that Wilson, 28, and Spradling, 37, became lawfully wedded in the eyes of the state on Friday, Oct. 24.
Two witnesses signed the marriage license. One was Greg Kloeppel, an attorney currently representing Wilson.
A municipal judge in another St. Louis suburb — the area teems with suburbs — performed the ceremony.
The location of the licensing office is an administrative in Clayton, Mo. — the same ritzy St. Louis suburb where a grand jury has been deliberating Wilson’s fate for several long weeks. (RELATED: RIOT PREP? Officials Hunker Down Ahead of Ferguson Grand Jury Decision)
A clerk at the marriage license desk on the fourth floor of the Lawrence K. Roos administrative building told the Times she definitely did not expect to see Wilson show up at her cubicle. The clerk noted that Wilson and his bride could have chosen to get married in another state to have a much better chance at anonymity.
Both Wilson and Spradling have been married previously.
Wilson finalized a divorce from his first wife on Nov. 10, 2013, according to public records.