Jeremy’s sexy mug shot has been dominating the Internet for the past couple days, but let’s not forget that he WAS arrested on felony weapons charges on June 18. The 30-year-old convicted felon was arraigned in court on June 20, and a judge raised his bail to $1 million.
Jeremy Meeks, who was arrested in Stockton, Calif. on June 18 on five felony weapon charges, one gang charge, and one misdemeanor charge for resisting, obstructing or delaying a peace officer, had his first court date on June 20. And while he might be making women across the country swoon, the judge did not seem quite as taken with the smooth criminal’s good looks. Here’s what went down.
Jeremy Meeks’ Court Date: Viral Mug Shot Felon Faces Charges At Trial
On June 20, Jeremy showed his pretty face in court, where he was officially charged and assigned a public defender. The judge set his bail at $1 million and scheduled his next court date for June 27 at 8:30 a.m. PST.
In addition to his felony weapons charges, Jeremy was also charged with a misdemeanor at the time of his arrest, for resisting, obstructing or delaying a peace officer.
Below is the full statement from the San Joaquin County District Attorney:
People v Jeremy Meeks. Meeks, 30, was charged today by way of complaint. The complaint alleges that Meeks is a Felon in Possession of a Firearm, along with other firearm and gang related charges. At his arraignment, his bail was raised to $1,000,000 and he was appointed a public defender. His next court date is June 27th at 8:30 AM.
Meeks was stopped by Stockton Police yesterday at approximately 6:30 AM, after he and others were observed leaving a home where a search warrant was about to be executed. Meeks was the driver of a car with two passengers; one of the passengers is Terry Bailey, 23, who is on probation. Baily will also be similarly charged.
A search of the passenger compartment yielded a 9mm round of ammunition and a small amount of what is believed to be marijuana. A search of the trunk located an unregistered and loaded Springfield Armory .45 caliber XD(M) semi-automatic handgun along with two extended magazines for the firearm.
Meeks, has a felony conviction and a two year state prison sentence stemming from a 2002 conviction for grand theft from a person (a lesser offense to a robbery) out of Solano County. His documented gang membership, as well as Bailey’s, with Northside Gangster Crips forms the basis for the gang allegations in the complaint.
A recent resisting arrest conviction suffered by Meeks out of Manteca will result in a Violation of Probation also being filed today.
Jeremy Meeks Interview: Sexy Felon Promises He’s ‘Not Some Kingpin’
Since achieving his newfound fame, Jeremy has been busy trying to convince the world that he’s really not such a bad guy. He sat down with USA Today for an in-jail interview, explaining to the cameras: “I just want them to know that this is really not me; I’m not some kingpin.”
Jeremy, who spent two years in prison for a prior felony conviction of grand theft auto, has a wife and son now. He’s promised his admirers that he’s trying to get his life back on track, and vowed that he’s sworn off gang life forever.
So HollywoodLifers, do YOU think Jeremy Meeks belongs behind bars? Let us know!
— Tierney McAfee