The Court: Were you sworn earlier?

Meek: Yes sir.

The Court: Ok. Have a seat.

Fogleman: Would you state your name and occupation for the jury?

Meek: Regina Meek, uh--patrolman for the West Memphis Police Department.

Fogleman: Uh--Patrolman Meek, I want to direct your attention to May the 5th, 1993 approximately 8 pm uh--were you on duty at that time?

Meek: Yes sir.

Fogleman: Alright. And did you have an occassion to be dispatched to 1400 East Barton?

Meek: Yes sir, I did.

Fogleman: And after recieving that dispatch, what did you do?

Meek: Made contact with uh--Mr. and Mrs. Byers at their residence and they told me that their son was missing.

Fogleman: And is that the residence at 1400 East Barton, the Byers residence?

Meek: Um-hmm, yes sir.

Fogleman: And uh--did you record what time you arrived?

Meek: It should be on my report.

Fogleman: Ok. And you don't have that with you?

Meek: I do not sir.

Fogleman: Look at this document and see if you recognize that.

Meek: Yes sir.

Fogleman: Alright, and what is that?

Meek: That's the offense report that I filled out on Christopher Byers as being missing juvenile and I arrived at 8:10 p.m.

Fogleman: Ok. Alright, and--and after taking that information in regards to Chris Byers, what did you do?

Meek: Ok. While I was there, I was advised by Mrs. Moore--she came by the residence and told me that her son was missing too and that she had seen three boys going down 14th street.

Fogleman: Did you take an official report from Mrs. Moore at that time?

Meek: No sir, I did not. I was in the process of taking the Byers report. She left to go look for the children. And then I caught up with her later on to take a report from her.

Fogleman: Alright. Do you know about when that was?

Meek: It would be on the reports. 9--after 9:00, I believe.

Fogleman: And do you recognize this document?

Meek: Yes sir, that's the offense report for Michael Moore and it showed my arrival--9:24pm. That's about--

Fogleman: Is that when you took the official--

Meek: That's the approximate time I took the official report.

Fogleman: Now after you uh--took the report at the Byers residence and after you left that residence, what did you do?

Meek: I rode the neighborhood and started looking for the boys myself. Uh--there were suppose to be two--three boys on two bicycles, is what I was told and I was given a description of the boys. So I was checking the area to see if I could locate 'em.

Fogleman: And what areas did you search?

Meek: Ok. I searched uh--three neighborhood area around them and uh--I asked several people that were standing out if they saw 'em and uh--

Fogleman: Were there others searching too?

Meek: Yes sir, uh--I was told that Steve Branch's family was already out looking and the Moores had already been looking and so had the Byers, before I had started my search--before they had even called me.

Fogleman: Alright. Now after you started searching, did you observe other people?

Meek: Yes sir. Yes.

Fogleman: And uh--if you would, if you could step down and using state's exhibit 101, if you could step over closer to where I am and use this pointer and show the jury the areas uh--as shown on that uh--photograph. And to orient you, the interstate --down here, the Blue Beacon, uh--Goodwin Circle, North 14th. And if you could, show the jury areas where you, yourself searched.

Meek: Ok. The residence I was at is here, at 14th and Barton. I searched this area here, searched over here, came over to--that's W.E. Catt, starting again over to Barton, and I even been looking over in here, I was searching these neighborhoods here initially. Uh--after I took the report from the--Mrs. Moore, uh--I was able to check a little further. I started checking empty houses in the neighborhoods, uh--and I started going to this wooded area. I got over to the pipe and I went ahead and stopped. I didn't believe that three eight year old boys are gonna be out there that time of the night 'cause the mosquitos--

Fogleman: About what time was it when you went to the area where the pipe is at the dead end of McAuly?

Meek: Uh--it was probably--it was shortly--right after I took the report from Mrs. Moore, so it was right around 9:30. A little after maybe.

Fogleman: Ok.

Meek: Or right before.

Fogleman: Ok.

Meek: But anyway, I looked--that's where I stopped.

Fogleman: And was there anything uh--as to May the 5th, anything about the conditions out there?

Meek: Yes sir.

Fogleman: Ok, what was there?

Meek: Oh, I stopped looking in the wooded area because the mosquitos were so bad in the wooded area that you were breathing them--I didn't think three eight year old boys were gonna be out in a wooded area with mosquitos that bad. And that's why I didn't further--further go in to the wooded area because it was so--the further in you go, the worse it got.

Fogleman: Ok.

Meek: So, I just stopped searching the wooded area at that time and went to houses.

Fogleman: Uh--approximately how long did you search?

Meek: Um--except for one call I believe I got called away from my search--until after quitting time.

Fogleman: And when was quitting time?

Meek: Uh--shift's over at 11. It was a little bit after--a quater til 11 is when we normally end the shift, so it was a little bit after 11 is when I finally finished looking.

Fogleman: Ok. I don't have any further questions at this time, Your Honor.

Davidson: Ok. Officer Meeks, you're a--is it Meeks or Meek?

Meek: It's Meek--no 's'.

Davidson: Ok. I'm sorry. Your shift was uh--3 to 11 that day, is that correct?

Meek: Yes sir.

Davidson: And uh--you came on at 3 in the afternoon and were off at 11pm that night. Is that correct?

Meek: We call it the 3 to 11 shift--it's a quarter til and a quarter--

Davidson: It's what?

Meek: It's a quarter til actually--when we actually hit the street.

Davidson: Ok. It's a quarter til 3 and a quarter til 11--

Meek: Right.

Davidson: --that you get off, is that correct?

Meek: Yes sir.

Davidson: Ok. Now, um--I believe that you said that uh--it was around 8:00 when you went over to the Byers residence, is that correct?

Meek: Yes sir.

Davidson: Ok. And uh--how long do you think that you were there at the Byers residence?

Meek: 20-25 minutes possibly.

Davidson: 20 to 25 minutes--

Meek: I haven't looked at a log sheet, I didn't time myself.

Davidson: Ok, um--I have the log sheet here for you--

Meek: Ok.

Davidson: Uh--what was your number, your uh--

Meek: My badge number is 256.

Davidson: 256?

Meek: Yes sir.

Davidson: So on the log sheet where it says 'call in 256', would that be a call to you?

Meek: 'Call to' would be to me. If it's from 'I called in'.

Davidson: If it's from, ok. And uh--to refresh your memory, I'm handing you a log sheet. Uh--is that a log sheet from the West Memphis Police Department?

Meek: Yes sir, it is.

Davidson: Ok. And does it show what time that you were called to go to the Byers residence?

Meek: It shows 8:08 all across the board.

Davidson: Ok. Would that be correct?

Meek: Uh--no sir, I would have had to have a response time.

Davidson: You had to have a response time?

Meek: Sometimes the dispatchers in our--get overbooked on paperwork, and uh--they write down the time we arrived, but they may not write down the time of call. At times.

Davidson: Ok.

Meek: But my time of arrival should be right around, 8 or 8:10.

Davidson: It would have been right around 8:08?

Meek: Yes sir.

Davidson: Ok. So, at 8:08 you go over to the Byers residence and you take a description of the boys, is that correct?

Meek: Of--

Davidson: Of the Byers boy.

Meek: Yes sir.

Davidson: Excuse me. And uh--from there, you leave and you go out looking on your own.

Meek: Yes sir.

Davidson: How long did you go out and look on your own?

Meek: Mmm--several minutes, I recieved a call somewhere in there--I'm not sure of the exact time on that, but I was called away for a few minutes and then I went back.

Davidson: And do you recall when you were called away?

Meek: Not when the times are.

Davidson: Do you remember where you were when you were called away?

Meek: I was on Barton and they sent me to Missouri Street on a call.

Davidson: To Missouri Street, um--


Davidson: Could you step down please Officer and show us uh--where you were when you recieved a call to go to Missouri Street.

Meek: Ok. Just one second to get down from the bench.

Davidson: Now, you'll need to speak up 'cause there's no uh--microphones over here.

Meek: 7th Street--I got--I'm not familiar with this map, just a second. This is Barton--

Davidson: Ok, is--

Meek: This is 7th Street here. Here's Barton. I was uh--between 14th and McAuly on Barton when I recieved the call and I was sent over to Missouri Street, which will be right here.

Davidson: So where would--point out where Robinhood woods would be--forrest please.

Meek: Ok. Just a second. Ten Mile Bayou, 14th Street, Goodwin--this area.

Davidson: Ok, and from that area uh--you said you were somewhere right around here when you recieved the call?

Meek: I was on Barton.

Davidson: And what route did you take to go to Missouri Street?

Meek: I went Barton across 7th Street to Glen Bailey--Glen Bailey to Missouri Street and made a right.

Davidson: Could you track that for us and show us how you went?

Meek: Ok. Missouri, here's 7th--where's Glen Bailey? It's broken up. Oh, this map. You can draw Glen Bailey on there, so--(laughs)--it's on, it's a cross street. It use to be Barton Extended. They changed the name to Glen Bailey. It's just straight across it goes between Industrial Park.


Davidson: Now, how long do you think it would have taken you to get where you were over to this other call?

Meek: I know less than 5 minutes.

Davidson: Less than 5 minutes.

Meek: Even with the traffic lights.

Davidson: Now uh--over on Missouri Street, was there a particular establishment that you were called to?

Meek: Yes sir.

Davidson: And what was that establishment?

Meek: Bojangles.

Davidson: Bojangles?

Meek: Yes sir.

Davidson: And what is Bojangles?

Meek: It's a chicken restaurant.

Davidson: And that's on Missouri Street?

Meek: Yes sir.

Davidson: And why were you called away from looking and searching for these three missing children to go over to Bojangles restaurant?

Meek: There was suppose to have been a male that was bleeding in the area. Had left the restaurant possibly injured.

Davidson: And did you recieve a description of that person?

Meek: Yes sir, they gave me a brief description but I could not recall it without looking at the paperwork.

Davidson: Ok. Let me refresh your memory.

Meek: Ok.

Davidson: Could you also tell us when you uh--recieved that call?

Meek: It shows call dis--call came in at 8:40, I was dispatched at 8:42 and arrived on scene at 8:50.

Davidson: Ok, so uh--you recieved--or the call was recieved at 8:40, you were dispatched at 8:42 and you went over there at that point. Is that correct?

Meek: Yes sir.

Davidson: And can you recall the description of the person that was given to you?

Meek: It's written on here, that's what they give me.

Davidson: And what was that description that you recieved?

Meek: A black male wearing a white cap, blue shirt, black pants. Had a cast on his right arm it looks like. And he was suppose to be bleeding.

Davidson: And he was bleeding?

Meek: That's what they said.

Davidson: And from there--from searching for these three missing children--

Meek: Um hmm.

Davidson: --and going over to Bojangles restaurant, uh--what happened when you got to Bojangles restaurant?

Meek: Ok. I went and made contact with an employee and spoke to 'em for a moment, uh--

Davidson: Did you actually go in the restaurant or did you just go--

Meek: No sir, I --

Davidson: --in through the drive-thru?

Meek: I went through the drive-thru and spoke to empolyeement--made contact with an employee. When a person's bleeding out, I make the quickest route to make contact--try to locate the person.

Davidson: Ok. So you did not go in the restaurant?

Meek: No sir, I did not.

Davidson: Ok, did uh--you made contact, then what did you do after you made contact with that individual?

Meek: Uh--the employee to me that he saw him walking toward Delta Express, which is just south of Bojangles and I went uh--toward that direction and started looking for that man. I looked behind the businesses and a little field back there, uh--checking for the subject. I never did locate him.

Davidson: Never did find him?

Meek: No sir.

Davidson: And did you go back to Bojangles restaurant and tell anybody there to uh--not clean up the blood or anything of that nature?

Meek: No sir, I did not.

Davidson: Did you go back to get a further description from them?

Meek: No sir, I did not.

Davidson: Do you have a report that you made regarding this incident?

Meek: No sir, I do not.

Davidson: So, the extent of your contact with Bojangles restaurant is you driving through the drive-thru and asking basically where this person went, is that correct?

Meek: He described to me what the subject looked like and what area that he was bleeding. Uh--one of the--I had asked if he thought he was injured or had--or if it was some other type of blood, and he said he didn't really know but that the blood was really wet and he thought he might be bleeding.

Davidson: Ok.

Meek: So.

Davidson: Did you go back the next day to Bojangles restaurant?

Meek: I don't recall sir.

Davidson: Did you go back any time after that to Bojangles restaurant to investigate this?

Meek: No sir, I did not.

Davidson: Did you ever find this bleeding black man?

Meek: No sir, I did not.

Davidson: Ok. Now, how long were you there at Bojangles restaurant, at the drive-thru?

Meek: I could not recall.

Davidson: Now, you said you went to look for this bleeding person--

Meek: Yes sir.

Davidson: --and did not find him, is that correct?

Meek: That's correct. I also--

Davidson: How long did you look for him?

Meek: I couldn't recall exact minutes. It might be on there--I broadcasted it over the radio, what further information I had obtained and uh--I'm not sure if it was put on the log sheet but another officer came to the area also helping me look. Uh--we weren't able to find anything--any evidence of the person.

Davidson: Did the other officer go into the restaurant and look at the blood and the mud there?

Meek: I don't think so, I'm not--I couldn't tell you for sure. I wasn't in the same car as that officer, but I don't think they did.

Davidson: Ok. So if uh--you were dispatched at 8:42 to go to Bojangles restaurant--

Meek: Um hmm.

Davidson: --and you're uh--number 256?

Meek: Yes sir.

Davidson: Does it show another entry at 8:44--2 minutes later?

Meek: Yes sir.

Davidson: And what entry is that?

Meek: That's a registration. It appears to be--Illinois license.

Davidson: Ok. So did you call in a registration at that time--to check on a vehicle registration?

Meek: I didn't--I don't recall. I honestly do not recall.

Davidson: Do you recall three missing kids being in some vehicle?

Meek: No sir.

Davidson: Do you recall a bleeding black man being in a vehicle?

Meek: No sir.

Davidson: So 2 minutes after being there, you were calling in a vehicle?

Meek: Yes.

Davidson: A registration. Ok. Now, uh--after those two minutes, after searching or doing whatever--what did you do then?

Meek: After I couldn't find anybody at Bojangles, I went back to the area where the boys were.

Davidson: Ok.

Meek: --last seen.

Davidson: Does it show an entry for you--for 256, at 9:00?

Meek: Yes sir.

Davidson: And what entry uh--is that and where did you go? Did you repond to another call?

Meek: Yes sir. 1004 Roy Pugh for egged house, it's a criminal mischief complaint.

Davidson: Could you show us where Roy Pugh is?

Meek: It's gonna be uh--close to the area.

Davidson: By ways of clarification, are the officers' quadrant uh--do you have different quadrants?

Meek: I normally work the northeast, which would be that--that night, I believe I was assigned the northeast--it'll show at the top. Northeast was my assignment so this area of town would be where I would normally work. I was called over to the northwest part of town for that call on Bojangles, which was out of my ward because other officers were apparently busy. I'm sure the log sheet will show that also.

Davidson: Ok.

Meek: Uh--Roy Pugh is going to be--where is it--I'm still--I'm not good at this map...7th Street--it's going to be in this area here, which stops at the apartments.

(tape flip)

Meek: --mm--a mile or more, possibly.

Davidson: About a mile?

Meek: Yeah. Or more, I couldn't be exact.

Davidson: That's all I have.

Wadley: Patrolman Meek, tell me again when you first recieved uh--a call, you were dispatched to go to a residence--when did you first recieve that call?

Meek: Ok, as I said before, the log sheet shows 8:08 straight across.

Wadley: Ok. Prior to 8:08, had you heard anything about any missing children?

Meek: No sir, not when I -- that was my first--

Wadley: When you recieved that first call, that's the first you had heard of it?

Meek: Yes sir.

Wadley: And you went to uh--a residence--

Meek: Yes sir.

Wadley: --of one of the boys, is that correct?

Meek: Yes sir.

Wadley: How long were you there?

Meek: Again, the log sheet will show how long I was there initailly for the report.

Wadley: You stayed there and then you began to do a search, is that correct?

Meek: Yes sir. I started checking the area.

Wadley: Tell me what--tell me what you did, where did you first go?

Meek: I checked the immediate area, the residential--it's all residential area there. I started checking the different side streets and driving through seeing if I could see a couple bicycles laying in the yard or something.

Wadley: Would it be fair to say that that this search that you began was in your patrol car?

Meek: Yes sir.

Wadley: At any time, uh--did you exit your patrol car during your search?

Meek: Yes sir. I walked from my patrol car to the pipe leading into Robin Hood, I checked empty houses, back yards of empty residences, uh--sheds--such as that.

Wadley: I would like to get this in some type of order if I can. You leave the house, and you do your search of the area. Where do you first go?

Meek: I went in the same direction as the boys did I believe. When I left there, I went north on 14th Street.

Wadley: Ok. And you were told that was the direction they went in?

Meek: Yes sir.

Wadley: Who told you that?

Meek: Mrs. Moore.

Wadley: Ok. And were you in your patrol car at that time?

Meek: Yes sir, I was.

Wadley: Ok. Then what did you do next?

Meek: Um--searched the area until I recieved another call I believe.

Wadley: What I'm asking you Patrolman, were you in your car during this time?

Meek: Most of the time, yes sir. Most of my search was from my patrol car.

Wadley: Ok. Tell me the time that you were out of your car, specifically where were you and what are you doing.

Meek: I could not name all the houses I stopped at. There was several in the neighborhoods that I stopped at.

Wadley: Ok. Did you ever talk to any individauls when you were making that--

Meek: I --

Wadley: --your search.

Meek: Later on, I spoke to a couple of boys. One of them was related to one of the victims.

Wadley: Who did you speak to?

Meek: I don't remember his name. It was his brother, Byers.

Wadley: About what time did you speak to that person?

Meek: Couldn't recall what time it was, they helped me search some of the empty houses.

Wadley: Where did you speak to him?

Meek: On Goodwin. I think it was around McAuly and Goodwin.

Wadley: Who else did you talk to?

Meek: Had a friend of his that was there and two young men--I'd say in their late teens-early twenties.

Wadley: Did you make any notes of who those people were?

Meek: No sir, I did not.

Wadley: Ok. During this time--what time did you arrive at the uh--at the uh--ditch--the bayou bridge?

Meek: I couldn't tell you the exact time.

Wadley: Ok. And you got out of your patrol car at that time?

Meek: Yes sir, I did.

Wadley: And how long were you outside of your patrol car?

Meek: Just a short period of time, enough to walk down to where the pipe was and come back.

Wadley: If you can, just give me an estimate of about how long that was.

Meek: Three to four minutes, possibly.

Wadley: And I believe you made a comment that the mosquitos were bad.

Meek: Yes sir.

Wadley: Terrible.

Meek: Yes sir.

Wadley: Were they biting you?

Meek: Yes sir.

Wadley: Ok. Did you have mosquito bites on you?

Meek: Yes sir, I did.

Wadley: What were you wearing, Patrolman?

Meek: A patrol uniform.

Wadley: Short sleeve?

Meek: Yes sir.

Wadley: Did you have long--

Meek: Long slacks.

Wadley: Slacks on.

Meek: Tennis shoes, and socks.

Wadley: Did they bother you enough--they bothered you enough that you made a mental notation--

Meek: Yes sir.

Wadley: --That they were bad, is that right?

Meek: Yes sir, yes I did.

Wadley: Ok. And what time did you leave that area?

Meek: Which time?

Wadley: This--

Meek: 'Cause I did leave for the calls, I mean--

Wadley: I'm sorry. I'll ask that question again. When did you leave the uh--the area where the uh--you got out of the car and the mosquitos were bad, where the bayou was.

Meek: Um-hmm.

Wadley: What time did you leave that area?

Meek: I couldn't recall what time I got out of the car. I don't recall. I searched in several places. I did not notate the times or the different places I got in. I was searching for three missing boys. So.

Wadley: Now, during the time--between the time that you first got the first response and went to one of the houses, talked to the mothers--

Meek: Um-hmm

Wadley: --and the time that you got to the bayou, where you say the mosquitos were horrible. Did you recieve any other calls or did you talk to anyone else uh--with the West Memphis Police Department about any search that they were conducting?

Meek: Ok. I broadcasted the missing juveniles as I got the information so that other officers could be looking for them also.

Wadley: Was it your understanding that uh--when you broadcast that, was that shortly after you--after 8:00?

Meek: Yes sir. While I was at Mr. Byers' house, I broadcasted his son being missing.

Wadley: So you broadcast that--so to your knowledge, people in your--in law enforcement have been notified that there is--

Meek: Yes sir.

Wadley: --some boys missing, is that correct?

Meek: Yes sir.

Wadley: And after you made this broadcast, until you quit searching did you talk to any other law enforcement uh--officials--

Meek: I--

Wadley: --concerning their search of the--

Meek: Ok. I spoke to Officer John Moore, which is on patrol with our department, and I spoke to--I believe it was Lieutenant Joplin, briefly to let him know what was going on uh--that I was looking for three boys. And he stopped by.

Wadley: Would it be accurate to say that based upon your uh--announcement to your other fellow officers that at that time there was a search underway?

Meek: Not at the time of my announcement, no sir. It was a little bit later before another officer joined me.

Wadley: Ok. But at that time, the West Memphis Police Department were getting involved, would that be fair to say?

Meek: Yes sir.

Wadley: Ok. Tell me again, and I--sometimes I have trouble hearing you and I apologize for this, when did you quit your search--when did you stop your search?

Meek: It was after shift change.

Wadley: Which would have been--

Meek: I would say 11 or a little bit after.

Wadley: Ok. Now during that time, uh--you were--would it also be fair to say that most of the time you were in your patrol car as oppose to on foot?

Meek: Most of the time. I did walk down the ditch bank on the other side, but I mean, most of the time I was in my car.

Wadley: You told us that you talked to some boys earlier--

Meek: Um hmm

Wadley: --did you see other people out--

Meek: Yes sir.

Wadley: -- other individuals out searching?

Meek: Yes sir.

Wadley: Where did you see those folks?

Meek: I saw four adults--I believe it was four adults, uh--off of Goodwin just west of 14th Street. There's a little dead end there, it was originally gonna be a street--they didn't get to finish it. Which would be one end of Robin Hood Park. I saw two or three vehicles parked there and I saw some adults there. Uh--the neighborhood--you've got to understand when you have three boys missing, the neighborhood's buzzing--there's lots of people out.

Wadley: That's what I'm asking. Did you--if there were alot of people out of the area--

Meek: Yes sir.

Wadley: Did you see other patrol cars out in the area?

Meek: Uh--Officer Moore's patrol car, yes sir I did.

Wadley: Ok. You've been asked several questions about uh--going to Bojangles.

Meek: Yes.

Wadley: And being called over there, correct?

Meek: Yes sir.

Wadley: Now, uh--was that radioed to you?

Meek: Yes sir, it was.

Wadley: And when they radioed that to you, did they tell you--they told you what was going on over there, what the report was--is that correct?

Meek: They--yes sir.

Wadley: Ok. And you knew that there was someone over there who had been reported bleeding, is that right?

Meek: Yes sir.

Wadley: Ok. As a patrolman, did that cause you some--did that cause any light bulb to go off in your head when you heard that phone call?

Meek: Uh--a possible injured person. Every call we get there's a possible injured person. And we're asked to repond.

Wadley: Well, my question is--when you heard that and you're out looking for some boys and you're out in that area and you hear about someone bleeding, did that--did anything go off in your mind thinking that something may be going on?

Meek: Ok. Well, first of all what you've got to understand is it's a different area I went to. It was a different ward. We call 'em wards. So, I went outside my own ward to take the other call. I did not connect the two at all.

Wadley: Well Patrolman, it may have been outside your ward but distance wise between the area where you were looning and where this restaurant was it's not a long distance is it?

Meek: No sir, it's really not.

Wadley: Ok. To make sure I understand, you went through the drive-in--

Meek: Um hmm

Wadley: And who did you talk to at the drive-in?

Meek: I don't recall his name. I spoke to an employee there.

Wadley: Ok. Do you know if it was the person in charge?

Meek: I believe it was.

Wadley: And then you left, is that right?

Meek: Yes sir.

Wadley: That's all I have.

Fogleman: I don't have any further questions.

Davidson: I have a couple brief--


Davidson: Sure he brought out things--I can do this Your Honor--sure he brought out things that I did not and this is a separate defendant. Uh--just a couple, um--did you make any notations where you went to these houses and talked to these people when you were looking for these missing children?

Meek: No sir, I did not.

Davidson: Missing child I should say. Now Ryan Clark, is that the boy that you talked with?

Meek: Is--if that's--if it is Christopher Byers' brother, yes.

Davidson: Ok.

Meek: I can't recall the boy's name, I'm sorry.

Davidson: Uh--was anybody else present when you talked with him?

Meek: Yes. It was a friend of his that was with him at that time and I do not recall his name either.

Davidson: Ok. Um--was Mrs. Byers present?

Meek: I spoke with Mrs. Byers at the resident.

Davidson: Was Mr. Byers present when you talked with Ryan Clark and the other friend?

Meek: No sir.

Davidson: Ok. Now um--you did not make any notes of any of this, um--is there anything to prevent someone from going to one quadrant of the city to another quadrant of the city? That seems like a silly question.

Meek: Someone that--you mean a policeman or civilian, or --

Davidson: Either way.

Meek: No sir.

Davidson: Ok. So if a suspect had been in your quadrant of the city, isn't it true that he could have gone to another quadrant of the city?

Meek: There are four streets he could get to the other side of town on.

Davidson: Ok. And this is about a mile away from uh--

Meek: A little over a mile--

Davidson: --where you were searching for the children.

Meek: --yes, I don't--I couldn't say, I don't fly a plane, but it's about a mile or a little bit more.

Davidson: That's all I have.

Price: (mumbling)

Wadley: Do you know when it was that you talked with Ryan Clark?

Meek: No sir, I do not recall.

Wadley: You don't recall uh--whether or not that was before you went to the Byers residence or after?

Meek: Well, I spoke to him after I went to the Byers residence, yes sir.

Wadley: Was it before or after you went to the Moore house?

Meek: It may have been before. I'm trying to recall. I don't--I--he assisted in a search of the empty house. Him and his friend both helped me look in some of the empty houses and he also went down the ditchbank with me, which is right across from where Michael Moore lives.

Wadley: And was this before or after you went to Bojangles?

Meek: It would be after I believe, yeah.

Wadley: After you went to Bojangles?

Meek: I believe so.

Wadley: So before or after you went to the egging?

Meek: I don't recall. I don't recall. I did not make notes of everywhere I went that night, or the times, or the locations that I looked. I was concerned for the welfare of the children.

Wadley: Ok. There were other places also that you went--

Meek: Yes

Wadley: --that evening, is that correct--other calls?

The Court: Are you gonna tie this up--is this relevant to anything that you're going to tie up to this case?

Wadley: It's certainly relevant, Your Honor.

The Court: Go ahead.

Wadley: I don't have any further questions.

The Court: Alright, you may stand down. You wanna keep her in further attendance?

Price: You're free to go now.

The Court: You're free to go.

Meek: Alright, thank you.

The Court: Call your next witness.

Fogleman: Call John Moore.