31 year old Joseph ‘Joey’ Meek of Red Bank, South Caroina was arrested by the FBI in connection with the Charleston church shooting that left 9 dead at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Joey Meeks opened up his home to Dylann Roof in the weeks before the June killings of nine African-Americans in a Charleston church. Meek told reporters in late June that on June 10, while he, Roof and their friend Christon Scriven were getting drunk on vodka, Roof announced plans to carry out a mass shooting seven days later at the College of Charleston. Should Meek’s have told the authorities and not just blamed it on the alcohol? Meek says that he did not take Dylann Roof serious, hmm … how do you feel know? If Meek is charged with and convicted of making false statements, he could be facing up to 5 years in prison. However, that number rises to 8 years when the false statements concern certain types of crimes, including international or domestic terrorism.
Agents picked up Joseph “Joey” Meek Jr., 21, of Red Bank, while he was at work Thursday afternoon, his girlfriend, Lindsey Fry, told The State newspaper shortly afterward.
Meek called her on his cell phone as it was happening, Fry said.
“He just said, ‘They want to talk to me, but I think I’m going to jail,’” she said.
Meek lives in a trailer in Red Bank with his mother, two brothers and Fry, who is 19.
Meek was informed in an Aug. 6 letter from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Columbia that he was a “potential target” of the federal criminal investigation into the slayings of nine parishioners at the historic “Mother” Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.
The letter stated that Meek was under investigation for possible misprision and allegedly making false statements to law enforcement. Both crimes are felonies.