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Parolee arrested after wedding ceremony

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An unusual marriage ceremony was held at an Albuquerque Chevron between a parolee and his soon-to-be wife when APD stopped the couple due to a probation and parole violations, according to a news release from the State of New Mexico Corrections Department.

Caleb Edward Rogers, 25, and his girlfriend were on their way to a nearby park to tie the know when they were approached by APD officers at the local gas station. Officers held Rogers at the scene but allowed the couple to complete a short ceremony at the pump, the release said.

According to the release, when probation and parole officers arrived on scene they were told about the ceremony but explained that any offender, including Rogers, is not allowed to enter into any Civil Contract without the consent or authorization of the probation and parole officer.

Rogers had a warrant out for his arrest after he showed up late for a check-in with probation and parole officers. He fled the scene after he was told he needed to wait for an officer to administer a drug test, according to the release.

Rogers, who has past criminal charges of kidnapping and aggravated battery, was arrested for parole violations and is currently being held in the Metropolitan Detention Center, the release said.

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