August 13, 2014
NEWBERRY — A 49-year-old Newberry man was charged with bigamy after it was discovered he married one woman while he was married to someone else.
According to the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office, an incident report was filed in June 2014 and the investigation showed that Darnell Pixley of 575 Cypress Lakes Road married four different women between December 1988 and November 2013 without having divorced the previous wife.
Pixley married his fourth wife in November 2013.
The Sheriff’s Office said that additional charges could be filed in other jurisdictions where the other marriages took place.
Bigamy is defined as the act of entering into a marriage with one person while still legally married to another. The investigation revealed that Pixley married someone from Edgefield in 1988, from Richland in 2008, from Sumter in 2011 and Newberry County in 2013.
Pixley turned himself in to the Newberry County Detention Center and was released on a $2,500 personal recognizance bond.