Drunken, Armed Man Threatens Greenwood Demolition Crew

GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Greenwood demolition crew had to take cover behind their trucks when an armed, and apparently drunk, 71-year-old man started waving a rifle at them Thursday morning. The crew had arrived to tear down a home at 433 Ash Street around 7:30 AM but had to take cover behind their truck when Robert Lewis Meeks approached them and made threats. In addition to the rifle, which was not loaded, Meeks was carrying a pistol, which was. The Greenwood Commonwealth newspaper reports that Meeks owned a vacant home on Nichols Street that the city tore down on Wednesday. Police arrived and Meeks was quickly arrested and charged with displaying a firearm, public intoxication and carrying a concealed weapon.

 


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