According to Brazil City Police Department Police Chief Dave Archer, officials at the Dearborne County Sheriff's Department were calling for two weeks straight asking local authorities to pick up Adam Heffelfinger, 24.
Officials confirmed Heffelfinger was wanted for a probation violation on a prior conviction of a B felony conviction for unlawful sale of a legend drug.
"They had information that he was in the area," Archer said.
"We were actively looking for him."
On Monday, Heffelfinger called Brazil City Hall to see how quickly a marriage ceremony could be scheduled. Instead of calling the Mayor's Office, Heffelfinger called Archer.
"The opportunity presented itself, so I took advantage of it," Archer said, referring to the suspect being told to go ahead and come to City Hall for the ceremony.
When Heffelfinger and his wife-to-be -- whose identity will not be disclosed by authorities -- arrived, he was taken into custody before the ceremony could take place.
"I'm really not a monster," Archer said about stopping the marriage. "I believe it's better to postpone a wedding for a little while, especially if she didn't know about his criminal past, than to let the wedding happen.
"They can always get married, if they still want to, after Heffelfinger takes care of this situation."
Heffelfinger was held at the Clay County Justice Center until transported to Dearborne County.