A couple that was supposed to be appearing on The Maury Show ended getting arrested instead. John Coley was supposed to be taking a lie detector test to see if he slept with the mother of girlfriend, Shantae McGhee-Brown, but they got into a fight at their Connecticut hotel the night before they were slated to make their appearance.
Reports The Hour:
A Chicago couple, who traveled to Fairfield County to be on the “Maury Show,” was arrested by Norwalk Police late Tuesday night after engaging in a hotel room fight that began when the woman found out her boyfriend was sleeping with her mother, police said.
John Coley, 46, and Shantae McGhee-Brown, 25, were initially charged with disorderly conduct and third-degree criminal mischief. McGhee-Brown was additionally charged with interfering with an officer.
Both suspects were held overnight on $100,000 bond. They were arraigned Wednesday afternoon at Norwalk Superior Court. Judge William Wenzel released McGhee-Brown on a promise to appear in court and gave her a court date of April 30.
Apparently this struggle started because producers placed McGhee-Brown and Coley in the same hotel, so of course they ran into each other.
Police were called to the DoubleTree, 789 Connecticut Ave., for a report of a disturbance on the third floor at 11:45 p.m. Officers were met in the hallway by McGhee-Brown, who was dressed only in a towel and initially misidentified herself, police said.
McGhee-Brown told officers that she had thrown a vase and broken a table during a fight with her boyfriend, police said. She said that the two were slated to appear on Maury Povich’s talk show, and she became upset after finding out that Coley slept with her mother, according to police. Coley was slated to take a lie detector test on the show, and the couple was supposed to be booked in different hotel rooms. At the DoubleTree, they encountered one another and began arguing.
Well, at least he’s not the father. Still, we gotta hear both sides.
Check out the mugshots on the following pages.
Photos: Norwalk PD