Meet James Meister
You may know James here as the local “handy man who doesn’t know how to fix shit” according to one email we received.
Hell you may know him from being that “creepy guy that use to tow cars”.
Maybe you know him from “ask his soon to be ex-wife, dude it a complete nut case, read the ops and divorce”.
What we know him from though is his attempt to “burn down his own basement”, because of a “massive insurance policy”.
Funny thing about that one though is Mr. Meister here walked free, while his co-defendant went to prison for a long time…
So back in August of 2012 Mr. Meister was associating with a convicted Cop Killer (Ronald Edwards) and another local man (Cory Galloway).
The Sangamon County states attorney’s office eventually charged Edwards with burglarizing and setting fire to a five-unit apartment complex at 846 N. Seventh St. on Oct. 28., 2012 The fire destroyed the building, displacing its lone occupant. In addition, Galloway and another man, James L. Meister were charged with setting an arson fire at 2100 E. Monroe St. Aug. 26, 2012.
Arrested and jailed!
Mr. Meister’s bail was set at $250,000! For obvious reasons he sat in jail for some time.
In March of 2013 his bail was reduced to $125,000.
In July of 2013 his bail was reduced to $75,000. A Docket Entry was made that read “his is the Court’s last reduction. ”
In February of 2014 his bail was reduced to $5,000. WAIT A MINUTE…
Bond was posted three days later and the case was dismissed 20 days after that…. Does anyone else smell something fishy?
Oh thats right shortly after his co-defendant was sentenced to 3 years in prison. Does anyone else smell the bacon?