Man awaiting trial in DUI death arrested for drug possession, harassment

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Brad Meeks (Cullman County Sheriff's Office)

Updated 3-1-19 at 4:09 p.m.

CULLMAN, Ala. – Bradford Neal Meeks, 28, of Bremen, the man awaiting trial for reckless murder in the death of Cullman High School student and athlete Curtis James Wilson, 15, on Sunday, May 7, 2017, has been arrested again by Cullman County authorities. Meeks was taken into custody Thursday for bail jumping, new charges of third-degree domestic violence- harassing communications and harassment, as well as unlawful possession of a controlled substance, according to a spokesman for the Cullman County Sheriff's Office, who said Meeks was found with methamphetamine when warrants were served. He is being held in the Cullman County Detention Center on a $25,000 cash bond.

Meeks was indicted by a Cullman County grand jury for reckless murder on Oct. 10, 2017, in connection with the fatal car crash that killed Wilson. Toxicology reports from UAB Hospital revealed that Meeks, the driver of the truck that hit Wilson and his mother, Ashley Wilson, then 43, had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .256, approximately three times the legal limit, at the time of the wreck.

Following Meeks' arrest on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, his father, Billy Meeks, filed a motion to withdraw as the surety for his son's bond in the reckless murder case. Circuit Judge Gregory Nicholas approved the motion, pending the court being officially notified that Meeks is back in custody.

Meeks is also facing charges in Madison County for unrelated crimes.

This is a developing story.

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