PONTOTOC COUNTY, Miss. (TCD) — A serial wedding crasher was arrested at a ceremony last week for allegedly stealing money and gifts meant for the bride and groom.
The Pontotoc County Sheriff’s Department released a statement announcing Sandra Lynn Henson was taken into custody at a wedding Sept. 30 on charges of petit larceny, trespassing, and disturbing the peace. She had previously been arrested in Alabama, Tennessee, and other counties in Mississippi for “crashing weddings and stealing money and cards from purses.”
The Sheriff’s Office said she was wanted in Alabama.
Henson has been charged with similar crimes in the past. She was arrested Aug. 1, 2019, in Florence, Alabama, for third-degree theft of property and fourth-degree theft of property. She allegedly stole gifts from two different weddings.
According to WATN-TV, Henson is dubbed the “Mid-South Wedding Crasher” after she made her way through about a dozen weddings. She was sentenced in 2021 to five years in prison, but Mississippi Department of Corrections records show she was let out on parole.
Her husband spoke at her 2021 sentencing hearing and reportedly said, “All I can say to the families is from our family, we are very sorry for any pain you’ve experienced and I’m very deeply sorry.”