Skip to comments.Report: Wife of Jeremy Meeks Furious About Viral Mug Shot
Posted on 06/24/2014 12:38:17 PM PDT by nickcarraway
The wife of a Northern California man whose mug shot for an arrest on felony weapons charges went viral on social media due to his widely admired looks is upset that people are taking her husband's arrest as a joke, a woman who says she is a friend of the couple told CBS Sacramento.
"She's furious. Her man is in there and people are taking it as a joke, thinking it's funny talking about his looks, saying all kinds of crazy things," friend Simone Johnson told the station.
Jeremy Meeks, 30, an ex-con, was arrested last Wednesday, June 18 on five weapons charges and one gang charge, authorities said. His mug shot, posted online by the Stockton Police Department, went viral, attracting more than 95,000 "likes" by Monday and drawing comments praising his high cheek bones, chiseled face and striking blue eyes.
No previous arrest photo has garnered so much positive attention since the department set up its Facebook page in March 2012, Officer Joseph Silva, a spokesperson for the Stockton Police, told The Associated Press last week. Meeks was one of four men taken into custody during Operation Ceasefire, a multi-agency mission to curb a recent increase in shootings and robberies in the Weston Ranch area of Stockton, a Northern California city of about 300,000.
Silva called Meeks "one of the most violent criminals in the Stockton area."
He was arraigned Friday on eleven felony counts related to firearm possession, street gang membership and violation his probation, reports CBS Sacramento. His bail was set at $1,000,000 and he was assigned a public defender. His next court date is scheduled for June 27.
Police say Meeks served two years in prison for a 2002 conviction for grand theft and is a documented member of the gang Northside Gangster Crips.
Meeks is married with two young sons. His wife was not present for his arraignment Friday, reports CBS Sacramento.
"I wouldn't be surprised if you don't see her at all in the cameras, because she's upset," said friend Simone Johnson.
Meeks' younger brother, who was present for the arraignment, says he doesn't believe his brother is guilty and that his brother is a changed man after serving time in prison.
"He's a man who learns from his mistakes," Bryan Varela told the station. "With his past history, he got out of being incarcerated and put his mind on focus to his family and started doing what he had to do. Living the dream he always wanted."
Meeks' mother created a fundraising page called "Free Jeremy Meeks" with the hope of garnering $25,000 in donations.
"He has old tattoos.. which causes him to be sterotyped [sic]. He's my son and I'm just trying to raise funds to help him in anyway. Please help him to get a fair trial or else he'll be railroaded," Meeks' mother, Katherine Angier, posted on the site GoFundMe.
Pro’lly jealous that other women have crazy eyes for her felon.
Don’t do things that you “in there”.
This all sounds like record industry hype. When does his hip hop track drop on itunes?
Men posted comments that his pretty eyes/mouth and fair skin were going to see his rump traded around in prison.
have you seen the pic of him where he is smiling? does not look so good... in fact, he looks awful... the caption reads something like, "proof anybody can take a good picture." his teeth are all capped and... well... not nice...
Yeah sure. His wife will ‘be furious’ until she figures out how to tap the flow of funds streaming into that online account. She can then ‘be furious’ all the way to the bank, the mall, and the neighborhood car dealership.
Looks like a garden variety punk to me.
but she’s not worried about the convict-thingy??? Priorities, I guess.
So what you are saying is, everyone should be hiring that photographer.
Why did they let women vote again?
The article states Jeremy Meeks is an ex-con and his wife is upset because other women find him hot?
Honey, that should be some kind of validation for your choice in men.
Sadly, it doesn’t appear he is an ex-con anymore, as he was arrested for weapons violations and oh look! Seems he also violated his parole.
So, in fact, he isn’t an ex-con. He was just out and under supervision.
Like 12 year olds are.
They get baby sitters and told what to do.
Don’t give me thus BS he learns from his mistakes. Clearly he can’t be trusted.
Maybe he’ll wake up one day and divorce you. Then! He will have learned from his mistake....
actually, you can get that photographer "gratis"...
My daddy can beat up your daddy.
Neck tats. Ugh.
It was wrong to require them to sign up for the draft and still be ineligible to vote.
Oh wait, that's why teenagers were allowed to vote.
You got me...
I bet their are some women who would commit a crime and go to jail, if they knew the photographer would make them look good enough...
You are kidding me. This is considered to be a good looking man?
Damn. I sure am glad I am a married heterosexual man and that my wife likes me.
With that clown, “beat up” is the least of your worries.
i do not doubt it... i saw a program the other night where this woman went under the knife a couple of times to have procedures that would make her look better in her "social media" photos... she wants to look good at every angle possible... and she will likely have more work done... i did not see much difference in her appearance... she is crazy...
She wanted a bad boy, she got one. The fact he is allegedly the most violent criminal in the Stockton area has to be worth something.
Here is a pic of his wife and 1 of his children.
and neither should all men should be allowed to vote... "not guilty!"
Wow. She needs MC Escher to be her plastic surgeon to create some kind of optical illusion.
Probably posted by 13 year old white kids.
Sounds like a lot of these women would love to live with a criminal thug
I can just see the doctor saying, “If you want to look better on Tumblr we would do this procedure, but that would be all wrong for Twitter. And Vine, now that would be a completely different surgery.”
Is that at the Oakland Coliseum?
yes it does... sounds like men and women are guided by their sexual desires... who cares if that 32-year old teacher sleeps with her 14-year old student... she's hot! (sometimes she is, sometimes i think not... but some guys are easy, and i do not mean you)...
In the felonious fund-raising social media game, that bein' live thing could prove a winner. Especially since Jeremy really looks as if he could be you-know-who's son.*
Besides, what's it say in the Bible about ..."The meeks inheriting etc. etc.?"
*By-the-bye, how come is it that the Big Gay Kahuna from Hawaii ain't claimin' kin here?
Manicures are out: Brides-to-be turning to plastic surgery for prettier ring selfies
I have the same standards for everyone
He’s married to his baby momma at least.
Seems like it’s 5 to 10....unless this is his 3rd strike.
The family amuses me and I get the emotion but, really?
This dude never got good grades in school but, he did excel at being a criminal and looks like he is working on a Phd. of criminally insane...
Toss him in the heap....
yes--i do realize that about you... and i appreciate it...
a lot of people don’t appreciate it. lol
If he’s married it’s not his baby mama. Huge difference.
“A” for Atlanta, it seems.
there is absolutely no one with whom i agree 100 percent... but i do appreciate intellectual honesty... political honesty/integrity... otherwise, i would be no different than an Obamabot... someone who agrees with him simply because he is Obama... i never want to be anyone like that...
Does he want to be a rapper, like all the rest of them?
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