Friend of Emanuel 9 killer arrested in Myrtle Beach

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – Remember Joey Meek?

Meek was Dylann Roof’s friend and former roommate who told the F.B.I. he knew about Roof’s desire to start a race war and kill churchgoers before the June 2015 shootings at Mother Emanuel A.M.E. church in Charleston.

According to the Myrtle Beach Police website, Meek was arrested in Myrtle Beach for loitering and driving a vehicle in an unsafe manner.

Meek was sentenced to more than two years in prison after pleading guilty to misprision of a felony, which means concealing knowledge of a crime after it occurs and lying to federal agents.

He cooperated with the government leading up to Roof’s trial as part of his plea deal.

Roof was convicted in December 2016 of 33 federal charges including hate crimes and he now awaits the death penalty.

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