FBI Arrests Joseph Meeks, Friend of Emanuel AME Shooter Dylann Roof
Joseph “Joey” Meeks, pictured above playing video games with his brother, Jacob Meeks, is now in custody with the FBI after allegedly lying about his knowledge on Dylann Roof’s plans of shooting members at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church.
Meeks is also charged with concealing information about the crime. Meeks was notified that he was possibly a suspect in the tragic shootings back on Aug. 6. If convicted of the felonies that he has been charged with, Meeks could serve three years in prison.
Roof had been staying at Meeks’ home in the weeks leading up to the shooting. Meeks had at one point confiscated Roof’s semi-automatic handgun out of fear that he would act on some of Roof’s racist comments by attacking Black people in their neighborhood. Read more at Huffington Post.
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