Only in Macon, Georgia

I’ll just let this speak for itself.

Shelby Marwan Heggs of Macon admits he’s been a sinner, but hopes his past won’t keep a judge from allowing him to become a Saint.

Heggs, who has convictions for drunken driving and marijuana possession, has filed a court petition that would allow him to change his name to Saint Jody Almighty Bedrock.

Heggs, who also faces an aggravated battery charge next month, says he’s rededicated his life to God.

“I wanted a name that everybody would know when they were talking to me that they were talking to a man of God,” said Heggs. “I wanted that to be expressed in my name.”

Prosecutor John Regan says the Bibb County District Attorney’s Office is opposing Heggs’ request on grounds he may be using it to try to hide his criminal record.


  1. Lady Thinker says:

    Sounds like a case of jailhouse religion – make promises to God to get out of jail, then forget God until the next arrest.

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