CHAT WITH DAVE MEECHAM
The cub reporter for The Daytona Beach News journal Callie Springford sits down with convicted police officer to get the straight skinny on what went down during the Killer T. Ford Roadkill rampage.
WHY ARE YOU IN JAIL?
I let my brother in-law Killer T. Ford talk me into being his eyes and ears at the police station. I was privy to a lot of info that I should have told my supervisors about with regards to his involvement in the identity theft ring and the hit and runs.
WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO COME CLEAN?
My wife Annabelle made me see that her brother Duane aka Killer T. was nothing but trouble and he could very easily drag me down the same dark path to hell that he was going on. I decided my life with her was more important than keeping that spoiled little prima donna happy. I had tremendous guilt over the whole break in thing at the Fitz hotel room, getting Rueben to nail Cronk, and getting the kid killed by that bastard. I might be doing time here but I can stand a bit taller having down the right thing.
WHAT WAS YOUR CAREER BEFORE THAT? I was a desk clerk at the local police station as I had been demoted from my job in Forensics up in Dade County.
ARE YOU EASILY INFLUENCED BY OTHERS?
Unfortunately I would have to say yes. Killer T kind of bullied me into doing a lot of dirty things including trashing that nice couples room.
IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING IN YOUR LIFE WHAT WOULD IT BE? Not be such a wuss.
COUNTRY MUSIC OR ROCK? Depends on my mood I like either
DO YOU HAVE A NICK NAME? At work they called me Barney Fife now the guys in here call me Dead Meat
FAVORITE COLOUR? Definitely not orange. Hey do you think this jumpsuit makes me look fat?
WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WHEN YOU GET OUT? I am taking computer courses so maybe I can get a job at Best Buy when I get out.
DO YOU HAVE REGRETS? Yes definitely and if I could I would undo all the things I did to hurt innocent people I would do it in a minute.