On Thursday, January 10, 2013, ARON BRADLEY MEEK, d/o/b 6-04-1988, of Camden, Missouri, entered a guilty plea to the class D felony of resisting arrest, in the Circuit Court of Taney County. Judge Mark Orr sentenced Meek to three (3) years in the Missouri Department of Corrections, pursuant to a plea agreement with the Taney County Prosecutor’s Office.
The felony guilty plea was the result of Meek’s May 4, 2012, arrest after leading a Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper on a high-speed chase on southbound U.S. Highway 65, through Taney County. Trooper S. D. Isringhausen, observed a Nissan Altima commit several traffic violations after 10:00 p.m. the night of May 4th, and began to initiate a traffic stop. Rather than pull over for the Trooper, Meek drove in an effort to elude the Trooper, weaving in-and-out of traffic, reaching speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour. Eventually, Meek was apprehended by Arkansas law enforcement officers, and taken into custody on an outstanding warrant from Ray County, Missouri.
Resisting arrest by fleeing is a class D felony, which carries a maximum sentence of four (4) years in prison and/or a fine of $5,000.00.