Not sure, perhaps you read about possible whereabouts. They actually mentioned they tracked him to California in 2001 on the show and found a house with a woman he was living with. That exact same woman's house is where they found him- so he was pretty much living in plain sight- but the important thing is he's now captured.
Post by Scumhunter on Oct 22, 2020 17:15:18 GMT -5
Meece is unfortunately up for parole. Unfortunately, I was right when I feared this would be like Arthur Crabtree on The Hunt- since he was technically wanted for failure to register and not new offenses that this could happen- but I was hoping the 20 plus years on the lam would make the legal system less sympathetic to him.
At least he'd be able to be tracked if he was granted parole (if he doesn't flee again), but would still be disappointing even if it sadly doesn't surprise me.
Post by Scumhunter on Oct 25, 2020 15:49:12 GMT -5
Yeah I mean I know this sounds terrible of me to say but I seem to be the only person surprised by this news- I fully thought this could happen if Meece was caught because he was wanted *only* for failure to register/Parole violation and was already convicted as opposed to new charges. They unfortunately go easier on you if that's all you're wanted for and this is almost exactly what happened with Arthur Crabtree on The Hunt (a case they spent an entire hour on). I still felt it was important Meece be caught so that even if he's free he could still be tracked to hopefully give some peace of mind for the victims. Or that hopefully they would be less sympathetic to a guy on the run for 20 years.
Unfortunately we know these guys don't follow the rules and Meece could potentially flee again but all we can do is hope. If he stays put, I'd rather know where he is than before when he was a fugitive and his whereabouts were unknown. (Well at his girlfriend's house in California the whole time but relatively unknown).
I also want to stress as far as I'm concerned, Meece's original punishment was too light in the first place so when I say *only* wanted for failure to register I mean legally speaking.
Last Edit: Oct 25, 2020 15:52:26 GMT -5 by Scumhunter