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Wedding Brawl Ends In Arrest (Groomzilla Alert)
Crawfordsville (IN) Journal-Review ^ | 4/6/05 | Maria J. Flora

Posted on 04/06/2005 6:17:36 AM PDT by IN Farm Girl

Wedding brawl ends in arrest

By Maria J. Flora maria@jrpress.com

A wedding day brawl ended in the groom being hauled to jail still kicking, police said. Police were twice called to the Ramada Limited where the arguing couple was spending their wedding night last week, according to court records.

Angela Tripp was still in her wedding dress when police arrived, Crawfordsville Police Lt. Harvey Barton said in a probable cause affidavit. Her husband Travis R. Lee, 30, was wearing jeans and offered their ripped-in-half marriage license as identification, Barton said.

Angela’s neck was red and she told police Travis hit and choked her after, but she would not sign a statement, according to court records.

The couple visited a friend’s house after their wedding, but Travis left the house, Barton said. Angela went drinking at two downtown bars and later found Travis at the friend’s house, according to court records.

Barton said Lee punched him in the face then fought the six officers who tried to subdue him. Lee refused to walk and had to be carried to the squad car, where he continued to fight, according to court records. Police said they had to drag him from the car into the jail.

Barton reported that in all, Travis: hit and spit on Barton, kicked Crawfordsville Police Corporal Neil Barclay’s inner thigh, kicked Officer David Long’s chest and fought Montgomery County Officers Grant Snyder and Chad Kendricks.

Travis is charged in Montgomery County Superior Court with: battery on a law enforcement officer, battery by bodily waste, resisting law enforcement and two counts of resisting law enforcement, causing injury.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: groomzilla; matrimony; whitetrash
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Remember Bridezilla from a few years ago? The gal that went apesh*t at her wedding reception? Now, there's Groomzilla (unless you count Michael Schaivo as the first one).
1 posted on 04/06/2005 6:17:37 AM PDT by IN Farm Girl
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To: IN Farm Girl

Flashback of the Clinton Weddding?


2 posted on 04/06/2005 6:19:45 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - They want to die for Islam, and we want to kill them.)
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To: IN Farm Girl

Ramada Limited? Beware of weddings at limited service economy hotels.


3 posted on 04/06/2005 6:20:11 AM PDT by Huck (Unauthorized mp3 file sharing is THEFT.)
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To: IN Farm Girl

What a lovely couple.


4 posted on 04/06/2005 6:20:53 AM PDT by MAWG (Diversity is where everyone looks different but thinks the same way.)
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To: IN Farm Girl

I wouldn't start making plans for eating the leftover cake at their first anniversary...


5 posted on 04/06/2005 6:22:08 AM PDT by cspackler (There are 10 kinds of people in this world, those who understand binary and those who don't.)
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To: IN Farm Girl
"battery by bodily waste"

yuck

6 posted on 04/06/2005 6:23:20 AM PDT by mother22wife21 ( "He's down by the river, walkin' on the water")
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To: IN Farm Girl

"battery by bodily waste" . . . . .

Now there's a cute little legal euphenism for spitting.


7 posted on 04/06/2005 6:23:45 AM PDT by rightazrain (Uh-til-uh's twin sister)
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To: IN Farm Girl

Well, this couple can look forward to a bright, happy future together.


8 posted on 04/06/2005 6:24:20 AM PDT by SilentServiceCPOWife (Welcome to the Hotel Free Republic-You can check out any time you like but you can never leave)
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To: IN Farm Girl

Siempre como las basuras blancas.


9 posted on 04/06/2005 6:25:40 AM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: IN Farm Girl

"A wedding day brawl ended in the groom being hauled to jail still kicking, police said. Police were twice called to the Ramada Limited where the arguing couple was spending their wedding night last week, according to court records."

Wow. I guess the commercials ARE true. Only SMART people stay at Holiday Inn Express hotels, LOL!


10 posted on 04/06/2005 6:26:10 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: IN Farm Girl

Bridezilla

11 posted on 04/06/2005 6:26:14 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: cspackler

I wonder where they plan to honeymoon?


12 posted on 04/06/2005 6:26:54 AM PDT by skimask (I only fly on planes with two right wings)
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To: SilentServiceCPOWife; dighton; aculeus; hellinahandcart; BlueLancer
Well, this couple can look forward to a bright, happy future together.

Mmmmhmmm. Well, let's open up the official FR book, and set the over/under on the marriage at...eight months. Takers?

13 posted on 04/06/2005 6:26:56 AM PDT by general_re ("Frantic orthodoxy is never rooted in faith, but in doubt." - Reinhold Niebuhr)
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To: IN Farm Girl

"Angela's neck was red. . ."

Understatement of the year.


14 posted on 04/06/2005 6:28:53 AM PDT by BTHOtu
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To: IN Farm Girl

Let's just hope they don't procreate!


15 posted on 04/06/2005 6:29:03 AM PDT by Obadiah
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To: IN Farm Girl
Angela went drinking at two downtown bars

Probably where she met the groom.

16 posted on 04/06/2005 6:30:06 AM PDT by cowboyway (My heroes have always been cowboys.)
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To: Obadiah
Let's just hope they don't procreate!

My guess is, it may already be too late...

17 posted on 04/06/2005 6:30:19 AM PDT by cspackler (There are 10 kinds of people in this world, those who understand binary and those who don't.)
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To: IN Farm Girl

My Hispanic in-laws tell me that a wedding is considered to be pretty dull unless somebody gets arrested or shot.


18 posted on 04/06/2005 6:31:38 AM PDT by white trash redneck (Everything I needed to know about Islam I learned on 9-11-01.)
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To: IN Farm Girl

"If you spend your wedding night in a Ramada Inn, you might be a redneck."


19 posted on 04/06/2005 6:34:00 AM PDT by dfwgator (It's sad that the news media treats Michael Jackson better than our military.)
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To: BTHOtu

LOL.


20 posted on 04/06/2005 6:36:12 AM PDT by stevio (Let Freedom Ring!)
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To: dfwgator
"If you spend your wedding night in a Ramada Inn, you might be a redneck."

Ouch...our first-night nuptial stay at the Howard Johnson's is a bit close for comfort...

21 posted on 04/06/2005 6:38:40 AM PDT by Oberon (What does it take to make government shrink?)
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To: rightazrain

"battery by bodily waste" = he flung poo at us.


22 posted on 04/06/2005 6:38:58 AM PDT by RolandBurnam (I WANT SOME PORK RINDS!!!!!)
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To: general_re

Actually, I think they'll stay together. This is normal for them. She's probably already forgiven him and wants him out of jail. They'll have a passionate reunion and it will last until they get drunk and beat each other up and the process will start all over again.


23 posted on 04/06/2005 6:40:07 AM PDT by SilentServiceCPOWife (Welcome to the Hotel Free Republic-You can check out any time you like but you can never leave)
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To: dfwgator

If you spent your wedding night cruising bars, you might be a redneck.


24 posted on 04/06/2005 6:40:23 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: IN Farm Girl

I got married two months ago and on our wedding night our car was broken into and my wife's purse was stolen.


25 posted on 04/06/2005 6:40:34 AM PDT by gop4lyf
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To: BTHOtu

can I get a "Hell Yeah"?


26 posted on 04/06/2005 6:40:44 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (Money can't buy everything... but what the hell can you buy without it?)
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To: IN Farm Girl

27 posted on 04/06/2005 6:40:51 AM PDT by Kenton ("Life is tough, and it's really tough when you're stupid" - Damon Runyon)
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To: mother22wife21
yuck

Nope: yuck

28 posted on 04/06/2005 6:42:39 AM PDT by newsgatherer
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To: IN Farm Girl
"...Police were twice called to the Ramada Limited..."

This story is sadly amusing. Glad you posted it. I have some cousins and friends who live in the area.

Off topic:

Whatever you do, don't stay at a Ramada Limited. Ramada Limited's have to be the worst motels in the world. They are not connected to Ramada other than by name only. They are usually in receivership, with the local bank turning over operations to management companies running them with low paid, untrained staff.

29 posted on 04/06/2005 6:46:08 AM PDT by bd476
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To: SilentServiceCPOWife

So I'll mark you down for "over" then ;)


30 posted on 04/06/2005 6:48:21 AM PDT by general_re ("Frantic orthodoxy is never rooted in faith, but in doubt." - Reinhold Niebuhr)
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To: IN Farm Girl

"If anyone here present has reason why Angela and Travis should not be locked up together, speak now..."

I'm sure Dr. Phil has put out an APB for these two already.
The May book is only three weeks away...


31 posted on 04/06/2005 6:48:47 AM PDT by WestTexasWend
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To: general_re

LOL Sure. Why not.

When I said that they'd stay together, I didn't consider the possibility that they might kill each other rather than getting a divorce. Does that change anything?


32 posted on 04/06/2005 6:55:57 AM PDT by SilentServiceCPOWife (Welcome to the Hotel Free Republic-You can check out any time you like but you can never leave)
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To: BTHOtu; general_re; dighton; aculeus; hellinahandcart; BlueLancer; sauropod; Thinkin' Gal
"Angela's neck was red. . ."

Understatement of the year.

There's no way I can top that, so I'll just sit here and applaud.

33 posted on 04/06/2005 6:57:56 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: IN Farm Girl
Angela Tripp was still in her wedding dress when police arrived, Crawfordsville Police Lt. Harvey Barton said in a probable cause affidavit. Her husband Travis R. Lee, 30, was wearing jeans and offered their ripped-in-half marriage license as identification, Barton said.
The couple visited a friend’s house after their wedding, but Travis left the house, Barton said. Angela went drinking at two downtown bars and later found Travis at the friend’s house, according to court records.

So she went out drinking, after the wedding, without her husband, but still in her wedding dress? Then when they met up back at the Ramada, they got into a fight and he ripped the marriage license in half?

Yep, they might be rednecks.

34 posted on 04/06/2005 6:57:56 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SilentServiceCPOWife

LOL - I guess we should factor that in. Also factor in the time before he gets out of the clink for this little stunt too. I'm guessing that as soon as he gets out, he'll revert back to form and that'll be that.


35 posted on 04/06/2005 6:58:51 AM PDT by general_re ("Frantic orthodoxy is never rooted in faith, but in doubt." - Reinhold Niebuhr)
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To: BTHOtu

LOL, very nice.


36 posted on 04/06/2005 6:59:47 AM PDT by mother22wife21 ( "He's down by the river, walkin' on the water")
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To: hellinahandcart; BTHOtu

LOL - glossed right over that one.


37 posted on 04/06/2005 7:00:24 AM PDT by general_re ("Frantic orthodoxy is never rooted in faith, but in doubt." - Reinhold Niebuhr)
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To: SilentServiceCPOWife

HAhahahahahahahahah...that is so true.....add some booze and the fireworks start all over again


38 posted on 04/06/2005 7:03:33 AM PDT by skimask (I only fly on planes with two right wings)
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To: BTHOtu

Sounds like Redneck foreplay to me.


39 posted on 04/06/2005 7:16:55 AM PDT by GunnyHartman (Allah is allah outta virgins.)
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To: hellinahandcart; BTHOtu; general_re; dighton; BlueLancer; sauropod; Thinkin' Gal

40 posted on 04/06/2005 7:17:53 AM PDT by aculeus (Ceci n'est pas une tag line.)
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To: IN Farm Girl
kicked Crawfordsville Police Corporal Neil Barclay’s inner thigh,

After pulling that stunt, it is amazing that he ended up in jail rather than the hospital. The cop should have used reasonable force on him at that point.

41 posted on 04/06/2005 8:33:50 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: IN Farm Girl
Don't really have anything to add to the Groomzilla story - outside of the fact that I'm sure that alcohol played a big part in the entire event.

But I do have a never seen before picture of Bridezilla.

Her family used to live 2 blocks from me and she had a big crush on one of my older boys friends. She used to "show up" when the boys were hanging out at someone's house, even though the kids were never, what I would say, kind to her. After the whole Bridezilla story broke, son #2 gave me this picture that he had of her.

Knowing a bit more about her family then ever got out in the news, I do feel a bit sorry for her. And extremely relieved that my boys had the good sense NOT to get involved with her.


42 posted on 04/06/2005 8:41:12 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (Well... There you go again!)
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To: Kenton

This is what poking holes in your face and head will do to you!

Now there is a prime example of a fine upstanding young man. NOT!

43 posted on 04/06/2005 8:48:58 AM PDT by cuz_it_aint_their_money (The difference between Scott Peterson & M. Schiavo - Schiavo got away with murdering his wife.)
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To: hellinahandcart; general_re; dighton; aculeus; sauropod; BlueLancer; Lijahsbubbe
Her husband Travis R. Lee

Go figure.

44 posted on 04/06/2005 11:13:00 AM PDT by Thinkin' Gal
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To: gop4lyf
I got married two months ago and on our wedding night our car was broken into and my wife's purse was stolen.

My wedding night involved a prostitute. Top that.

45 posted on 04/06/2005 11:16:38 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: dfwgator
>> If you spend your wedding night in a Ramada Inn, you might be a redneck

Hey! It was a Best Western, and with the worst snow storm in 15 years closing ll the highways, I was just glad not to be staying with all the in laws at grandma's house :0

(People actually arrived at the reception on snowmobiles)
46 posted on 04/06/2005 12:59:02 PM PDT by DelphiUser ("You can lead a man to knowledge, but you can't make him think")
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To: KosmicKitty

In that picture is she actually tongue-kissing another girl?


47 posted on 04/12/2005 2:01:20 PM PDT by SpinnerWebb (Would you like an apple pie with that?)
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To: general_re

Five bucks on Under


48 posted on 04/12/2005 2:09:00 PM PDT by patent (A baby is God's opinion that life should go on. Carl Sandburg)
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To: SpinnerWebb
In that picture is she actually tongue-kissing another girl?

Yes, but it really looked like they were just doing it for the camera. I don't believe either of the girls was too highly thought of by my sons or their friends. Picture just proves is - I removed the derogatrory comments written on the picture by one of the kids.

49 posted on 04/12/2005 2:44:55 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (Well... There you go again!)
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To: cowboyway
You might be a redneck if....

You go bar hopping on your wedding night.

50 posted on 04/12/2005 2:50:49 PM PDT by flying Elvis
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