Man found guilty in 2012 shooting death

Published On: Aug 28 2014 05:11:27 PM EDT

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photo of Jamie Meekins


A jury found a 37-year-old man guilty in the shooting death of a 28-year-old man during a drug deal in 2012, state attorneys said.

Jamie Lynn Meekins, 37, was found guilty Thursday of second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

In May 2012, Meekins and 28-year-old Rodney Stone were involved in a drug deal when Meekins pulled a gun on Stone and shot him twice in the head, authorities said.

Meekins then drove the car with Stone in the passenger seat until crashing it at the corner of Phillips Highway and Olevia Street, according to state attorneys. Meekins climbed out of the wrecked vehicle, got into a truck and fled the scene.

RELATED: Brothers arrested in 28-year-old's killing

Officers spotted the getaway vehicle afterward and conducted a traffic stop. Inside they found the gun that was used to kill Stone, as well as the Stone's blood on Meekins, authorities said.

Meekins now faces life in prison. He is set to be sentenced the week of Sept. 15.


The views expressed below are not those of News4Jax or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus