Cops: Woman kept 2 husbands, both in PTC

An investigation into a Peachtree City woman accused of juggling two marriages at the same time came to a head last Thursday as a neighbor questioned the safety of the woman’s 9-year-old child who was kept home from school that day, according to police reports.

Lucy Caudill did not answer the front door of her home in the Centennial subdivision when an officer knocked, so a neighbor’s key was used to enter the home where Caudill spoke with the officer, who confirmed the child was indeed safe, reports said.

Caudill, 39, of Revolution Drive, is charged with bigamy and forgery in the first degree. She is accused of leading two separate lives in the same town: one with her pilot husband of 15 years in their Centennial home and another with her second husband, with whom police say she lived at a residence on Boxwood Court.

Police said Caudill married her second husband, Josh Copeland, April 26 in a ceremony at Starr’s Mill park.

Caudill was arrested Thursday, charged with bigamy and forgery in the second degree, the latter charge being related to the use of a fake driver’s license to apply for a marriage license.

According to police reports, Caudill bought the fake license online in part to prove to her second husband, Josh Copeland, that she was 29 years old, younger than her actual age of 39, police said. Caudill would tell Copeland that she had to be out of town often for work as she was employed with a production company affiliated with the New Kids on the Block musical group, a police report said.

Police determined that Lucy Caudill and Copeland met each other October 2011 at the Tavern on 74 bar in Peachtree City.

The investigation began May 2 when a neighbor of the Caudills called police and reported that other friends had found out about the marriage license Lucy Caudill filed for her second marriage with Copeland, police said.

Another neighbor on May 3 reported that Caudill kept her 9-year-old daughter out of school that day, expressing concern that Caudill might harm the child; at the time Caudill’s husband Boone was out of town on business.

Police ultimately used a neighbor’s key to enter the Caudill home in the Centennial subdivision after Lucy Caudill declined to answer the front door, according to a police report. Lucy Caudill told the officer she kept her daughter home because she (Lucy Caudill) was not feeling well, according to the report.

Mrs. Caudill agreed to have a neighbor look after the daughter until her husband Boone could return home, since she was being arrested, reports said.

Caudill admitted that she and her husband had had some martial issues, and she alleged that he harmed her physically once back in the fall, according to the police report.

The officer who interviewed Caudill also noted that she at times appeared near a complete breakdown but she also tried to speak quietly the whole time to not draw her daughter’s attention to the matter.

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Speaking of good neighbors, hats off to the Starr's Mill student that had her mulignane cousin (not a student of the school) swing by to start a fist fight today.

Classy.

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Centennial

Only bad thing about Centennial, nosey neighbors. Live your own life people!!!

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Nosey neighbors. No place to hide anything.

She could probably have gotten away with it except for the nosey neighbors. My guess is the pilot husband had reasons to suspect the wife and had a couple of spies in the neighborhood when he was out of town. That's not just idle fantasy on my part, one of our pilot neighbors where we lived before did exactly that when he left on trips and was he ever right. His wife was simply cheating (with another neighbor) no second marriage, so she showed some sense. That was real ugly for a while.
This woman is clearly disturbed - and with a young kid? Wow.

But, it is the type of crime we want in PTC - no firearms, no property damage, no fear of being hurt, just good old victimless crime we can gossip about.

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Nosey neighbors. No place to hide anything.

She could probably have gotten away with it except for the nosey neighbors. My guess is the pilot husband had reasons to suspect the wife and had a couple of spies in the neighborhood when he was out of town. That's not just idle fantasy on my part, one of our pilot neighbors where we lived before did exactly that when he left on trips and was he ever right. His wife was simply cheating (with another neighbor) no second marriage, so she showed some sense. That was real ugly for a while.
This woman is clearly disturbed - and with a young kid? Wow.

But, it is the type of crime we want in PTC - no firearms, no property damage, no fear of being hurt, just good old victimless crime we can gossip about.

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And do we know that

the pilot didn't have one or two or a few on the side, too??

The child is the victim here, of both parents. Always, the child.

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We don't actually "know" anything stooges

I do know that many pilots have extra wives or bimbos when they travel. The apartment in another city is a good clue - not conclusive, but a clue. And why not? You need to be relaxed when you are at the controls landing that monster, don't you? I mean the plane - not your ------ never mind.

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dead guy-There is a new book

out called Cruising Attitude by flight attendant Heather Poole. Chapter 11 is devoted to "Dating Pilots". I'm sure this could have been written by many who live or lived here in PTC over the last 25 years or so. Controlling the monster doesn't seem to be high on the list of those who come out of the cockpit. The plane is a nasty place to work, if you read what Heather has to say.

Reminds me of a book from back in the late 60's called Coffee, Tea or Me?
I read the paperback version of that back in the day. This new one is a much grittier version of how these crews live their lives. Still humorous, but with a sharper edge.

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There is an old book about drinking pilots

or at least one drinking pilot who kept his booze in towel holder in the rest room. Can't remember the title or even the author. He couldn't get through a flight without 3 or 4 shots. And this was back when they were actually landing the planes manually. Scary.

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