Man being investigated for involvement in fatal wreck arrested on unrelated charges


CULLMAN – Brad Meeks, 27, the man at the center of the investigation into the crash that killed Cullman High School student Curtis Wilson, 15, on May 7, was arrested Friday on unrelated charges.

Meeks, who was hospitalized for several days following the car wreck, was picked up on June 9 by the Cullman Police Department. Meeks had a warrant, issued April 24, stemming from an incident on April 11 in which he allegedly walked into The Spot Beverages, a liquor store located at 1943 Second Ave. SW in Cullman, and left with two bottles of vodka, without paying.

Video surveillance footage of the incident at The Spot, given to The Tribune, shows a man enter the store, then leave directly out the front door several seconds later with two bottles of liquor. Footage shows the woman working the cash register immediately run outside, throw open the passenger-side door of the man’s truck and return to the store with one of the bottles.

Meeks was arrested and charged with fourth-degree theft of property, a misdemeanor. He bonded out the same day.

The Cullman Police Department says Meeks was not arrested for the misdemeanor warrant sooner because he was hospitalized.

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