May 23, 2013

Joesph Meacham - Flees From Police During Traffic Stop, Attempts To Hide Inside Police Headquarters


Clayton, Missouri (The Weekly Vice) - Joseph Meacham, a 39-year-old St. Louis man was jailed Wednesday after he allegedly ran into a police department while trying to flee officers.

According to the Clayton Police, an officer was attempting to pull Meacham over for an unknown traffic violation when Meacham stopped the vehicle and fled on foot.

As Meacham was being chased by the officer, he unknowingly ran into the St. Louis County police headquarters looking for a place to hide.

Investigators say detectives watched as Meacham darted in and out of hallways, clearly not knowing where he was going.

Eventually, Meacham ran into an office occupied by the Chief of Police. That's when he realized that he had hit a dead end, dropped to the floor and curled up into a ball.  Meacham was then taken into custody at gun point.

"He acted like if he didn't look up and couldn't see us, then we couldn't see him," said St. Louis County Lt. Bryan Ludwig.

Meacham was booked into jail and issued several court summonses. He was later released without bail.

A female who was a passenger in Meacham's vehicle during the arrest was also taken into custody, but has been cooperative with police.


Mandi Milenko
The Weekly Vice


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