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Man Accused of Forcing Woman to Marry Him


— October 28, 2003

A man dragged his girlfriend from her apartment by her hair and forced her to marry him in hopes that it would prevent her from testifying against him in a criminal case, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Gregory Hogg, 41, apparently believed that a law that spouses cannot be forced to testify against each other would prevent Cheryl Skaggs from taking the stand, prosecutor Rachel Hutzel said. . . .

[H]ogg was indicted Monday on charges including kidnapping, domestic violence and intimidation of a witness. He was jailed on $352,000 bail.

He was trying to stop her from testifying that he threatened two bar employees. Now he’s in a bit more trouble, the AP reports here.


A man dragged his girlfriend from her apartment by her hair and forced her to marry him in hopes that it would prevent her from testifying against him in a criminal case, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Gregory Hogg, 41, apparently believed that a law that spouses cannot be forced to testify against each other would prevent Cheryl Skaggs from taking the stand, prosecutor Rachel Hutzel said. . . .

[H]ogg was indicted Monday on charges including kidnapping, domestic violence and intimidation of a witness. He was jailed on $352,000 bail.

He was trying to stop her from testifying that he threatened two bar employees. Now he’s in a bit more trouble, the AP reports here.

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