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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A man wanted on a bigamy charge was arrested after a woman watching an episode of the "Dr. Phil" show about the case saw his picture — and recognized her sister's boyfriend.

Hicks, 61, was arrested later Monday at the Charlotte home of Hembree's sister, said Julia Rush, a spokeswoman for the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office.

Hicks had been indicted on a bigamy charge last week in Chesapeake, Va., said Officer Christina Golden of the Chesapeake police.

At a hearing Tuesday in Charlotte, Hicks said he would fight extradition to Virginia. Bail was set at $25,000.

Hembree, 57, of Shelby, said Hicks and her 54-year-old sister, Barbara Grant, met through a Web site and had been dating for about eight months. She said the subject of marriage had come up.

"They had talked about it, and I told her to just kind of wait and just make sure because marriage is such a big step," Hembree said.

Hembree said Grant, whose first husband died more than 20 years ago and is divorced from her second husband, did not want to talk to reporters yet.

Hembree said she and her sister are devastated.

"When he came to my home, he was just as nice as he could be, well-educated, well-mannered," Hembree said. "We sat and talked numerous times together. We thought a lot alike. And I respected him a lot, I really did. This is what is so very painful for me."

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