Feds Say Dylann Roof's Friend Is Lying

Joey Meek is accused of knowing about alleged church plot
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 18, 2015 8:48 AM CDT
A photo from video of Joey Meek, friend of Dylann Roof.   (APTN via AP)
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(Newser) – The FBI thinks one of Dylann Roof's friends knew specifics about the accused shooter's plan for mass murder in a church. The feds arrested Joey Meek yesterday and revealed today that he is being charged with lying to federal agents and concealing information, reports the AP. He could face up to eight years in prison if convicted on both federal charges, reports the State. Roof was living with Meek on and off prior to the shooting, but Meek has denied knowing any details about Roof's alleged plot.

The feds say he not only knew, he "did not, as soon as possible, make known the same to some judge or other person in civil authority under the United States." Meek had spoken previously about hearing a drunken Roof say that black people were taking over the world and "someone needed to do something about it." In fact, Meek and other friends once temporarily took away Roof's gun. Meek is to appear in court this morning. (Read more Dylann Roof stories.)

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