An Alabama man was arrested in January for placing flowers on his fiancée’s grave and it was the person who was to be his father-in-law who referred to as police on him, in line with reviews.
Winston “Winchester” Hagans, 31, was arrested after he positioned flowers on the grave of his 27-year-old fiancée, Hannah Ford, who died in a automotive accident in January 2021, Irish Central reported.
She handed away only a month after the couple obtained engaged, in line with the Washington Post.
Hagans instructed WTVM that after Hannah died, he put a flower field subsequent to her grave so dwelling flowers may develop as she didn’t take care of lower flowers.
“Despite the fact that she is gone I promised her I’d by no means convey her lower flowers once more. She was the love of my life, the particular person I wished to spend the remainder of my life with,” he instructed WTVM.
He instructed WTVM that he spoke with town to ask if he was capable of place his flower field by her grave.
“The folks of town instructed me they don’t implement [removing a flower box] until a member of the family requested for it to be eliminated,” Hagans stated.
In July 2021, he posted a picture of a flower field on Instagram. On the field have been pictures of Hannah and the couple. Within the publish, Hagans stated that for the fourth time since her passing, somebody had “trashed” the field, however vowed to proceed planting flowers.
“That is the 4th time I’ve put a flower field on her grave and somebody she knew retains trashing them. Somebody retains throwing away the flowers I plant…however every time he throws them away I’ll plant extra,” he wrote.
Then in January, he was arrested for prison littering.
“The officer came visiting and stated, ‘Hey, Mr. Hagans, are you able to step out of the automotive, there’s a warrant in your arrest.’ I stated, ‘No, that’s unattainable, there’s no method,’” Hagans instructed Local 12.
Hannah’s father, Hayden Thomas Ford, signed the warrant for his arrest, in line with WRBL, which obtained the warrant.
Hagans has instructed the media he was by no means contacted by him earlier than he was arrested.
The Auburn Police Division didn’t reply to Inside Version Digital’s request for remark.
In a press release to WRBL, Auburn Police stated: “In Alabama, sure burial plots are owned and managed by the household of the deceased and due to this fact are non-public property. Any citizen has a proper to pursue a prison cost upon displaying enough possible trigger exists to consider against the law has been dedicated. The person charged on this case turned himself in to the Auburn Police Division on January 24, 2022, after a warrant was signed by one other citizen. On this state of affairs, as is usually the case, the police division is just a course of server that enables events in battle to be earlier than the court docket. The details of the case will probably be offered by each events and weighed in Court docket.”
Hayden Thomas Ford didn’t reply to Inside Version Digital’s request for remark.
Hagans is due in court docket subsequent month. There, he’s anticipated to enter a plea. It’s unclear if he has retained council. Hagans didn’t reply to Inside Version Digital’s request for remark.
Hagans took to Instagram on Tuesday to launch a press release on the matter and thanked family and friends for his or her assist.
“The previous few weeks have been laborious, hell, the previous 12 months and a month have been the toughest of my life. But, I’ve been inspired by a number of the folks closest to me, some outdated buddies, and a few folks I’ve by no means met from locations I’ve by no means been,” he wrote.