A groom from the viral $89 million wedding dubbed the "wedding of the century" is now facing years of imprisonment for shooting at three police officers.
Jacob LaGrone, 29, and his now-wife, car dealership heiress Madelaine Brockway, 26, were catapulted into the world spotlight after videos of their lavish, five-day wedding in France took over all corners of social media last month.
Now, instead of enjoying a honeymoon, the groom could be facing life in prison after appearing in court for assault mere days after his wedding.
LaGrone, a Nashville native, was indicted eight months ago on three counts of aggravated assault on a public servant, a first-degree felony in Texas, and was released on bail before appearing in court on Thursday (local time).
The indictment, obtained by the Washington Post, states LaGrone "did intentionally and knowingly threaten imminent bodily injury" to the officers and he "did use or exhibit a deadly weapon during the commission of the assault, namely, a firearm".
According to The Dallas Morning News on Thursday, LaGrone was offered a 25-year prison sentence as part of a plea deal from The Tarrant County District Attorney.
At this stage neither LaGrone nor Brockway have publicly addressed the charges and both have made their social media accounts private.
'Wedding of the century' between heiress and a man unknown
Recent bride Brockway is the daughter of Bob Brockway — chairman and chief executive of an automotive group that runs multiple Mercedes-Benz dealerships, but little is known about her groom other than his short stints in production in the US country music scene.
The pair started dating in March 2020 and their glamorous, five-day celebration in November was the talk of people across the globe. It included a stay at the Palace of Versailles, a rehearsal dinner at the Paris Opera House, fireworks at the Eiffel Tower, and Adam Levine performing She Will Be Loved as Brockway walked down the aisle — just to name a few.
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