Justin Lew Harris Accused Of Throwing Mom Out Of Nev. Wedding

10/24/2011 08:26 am ET | Updated Dec 24, 2011

MINDEN, Nev. -- A Nevada man faces misdemeanor charges after authorities say he carried his mother out of a church when she arrived to stop his wedding.

The Record-Courier reports Justin Lew Harris of Gardnerville carried his 56-year-old mother out of the church Monday as she loudly objected to the ceremony.

Harris' wedding at the Carson Valley United Methodist Church was called off after the disruption, church volunteer Jim Jameson said. Jameson didn't know what the mother's objections concerned.

Harris, 35, faces disorderly conduct and coercion charges. He was released from the Douglas County Jail on his own recognizance Wednesday.

East Fork Justice Tom Perkins urged Harris to treat family members with respect after the mother indicated she wanted contact with him, the newspaper reported. Perkins ordered Harris to return to court for a hearing Nov. 2.

Deputy District Attorney Karen Dustman didn't immediately return a call seeking comment on the case from The Associated Press on Friday, and no phone listing for Harris could be found.

The town of Gardnerville is about 50 miles south of Reno.