BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) – A Michigan veteran and his new wife decided to hold their wedding in a court designed as a treatment-based alternative for veterans charged with crimes.
The Battle Creek Enquirer reports that Peter Moore and Sherry Roney married Thursday after a session of Calhoun County Veterans Treatment Court.
Moore is a veteran who enrolled in the treatment program after being arrested for larceny. He graduated from the program in December and now mentors other veterans.
Veterans can attend the program as a jail alternative. They receive help with problems such as physical and mental illnesses, housing and obtaining veteran’s benefits.
Moore says he chose the court for the wedding because the judge and veterans there have become his family. Wedding guests consisted of two dozen former military members with criminal records.