Warrant issued for convicted US national on bail

| 10/05/2018 | 22 Comments

(CNS): A US national resident on Cayman Brac who pleaded guilty to possessing an unlicensed handgun appears to have absconded while on bail and a judge has issued a warrant for his arrest. David Meadors (53) was charged last summer after customs officers found 240 rounds of ammunition inside a container where he is building a house on the Brac. That led them to search his current Brac address, where a 9mm Glock and a Smith & Wesson BB gun were recovered. Already convicted over the Glock, Meadors was still to be tried over the ammunition and the air rifle. 

But during a case management hearing this week the court heard that Meadors is missing and thought to be in the United States, as immigration confirmed that he had not returned to Cayman after travelling for medical treatment. Although he had pleaded guilty to possessing the unlicensed handgun and is facing a mandatory minimum sentence of seven years, regardless of the outcome of the anticipated trial over the bullets and BB gun, he had remained on bail and been allowed to travel on two occasions.

Meadors’ attorney was expected to plead ‘exceptional circumstances’ with the court regarding his admissions about the Glock, as he has claimed he needed the weapon when he travelled in international waters bringing his boat to the Brac because he would not have been safe .

Despite his failure to return to the Cayman Islands, a trial date for the case was set in November. The crown said they would try and locate the missing and convicted defendant.

The court also heard that the issue regarding Meadors’ bond and sureties would be addressed at that time if he has not returned by then. Three local people had agreed to put up total sureties for Meadors of $23,000, which they could now lose. Meadors had placed a cash deposit with the court of $5,000 and had offered his Brac property as a bond and a charge of $400,000 had been made against that land.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Uproar from who ? The “community” now consist of people of this mans background and profile. They won’t speak out against they own. But they throw jeff webbs name around more than their tennis rackets at ritz carltons court. I would like to see who this man is connected to and why probably the biggest flight risk case in cayman islands history wasn’t deemed to be one by the courts. Imagine if a criminal element had broken into that container before law enforcement could seize it? And he didn’t declare it so he probably wouldn’t report its illegal contents missing, 240 rounds on the road would’ve made for a bloody rest of the year.

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  2. Cess Pita says:

    To all these dumb commenters, I look forward to hearing what you have to say once he has been extradited.Remember the runner that ran?.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Ok Cess Pita. Dumb commenters? Your comment is as dumb as it gets! He did not run away, he was allowed to leave! We should not have to extradite this moron.

  3. Anonymous says:

    This is about the principle. He still gets to go on with his merry life while multiple other people, most being local, would not even get bail with special conditions such as curfew and tracker anklet. This just tells the international spectators that once you have money, you can pretty much get away with anything. I am sure this guy is worth more than $450,000.00 so this is just the cost of freedom to him. Also, where is the uproar from the community?

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    • Anonymous says:

      They’re too busy commenting on the Firefighter

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    • Anonymous says:

      He is definitely worth more than the $400k house. Just look his businesses in Broward county, Florida and Hollywood! How long will it take to extradite him, because he has no plans on returning!

  4. Anonymous says:

    There is noooo way a caymanian would have been allowed to travel in those circumstances! Why would the prosecution agree to bail! These people should be suied by many caymanians for the bias handling of hundreds if not thousands of cases.

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  5. Anonymous says:

    waste of tax payers money….let him go dumb Cayman justice system

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  6. Anonymous says:

    This what we get. Pahaaaaaaaaa. Idiots like us. Bout bail.

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  7. Jotnar says:

    If he comes back it costs us $50K a year to keep him in Northward. Let’s just take the bail money instead!

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  8. Anonymous says:

    A Caymanian would get ten years flat.

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    • Anonymous says:

      That’s because they don’t have the $$ to run and this is their country. Where do you think they’re going to go?
      So what’s your point Dingdong?

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      • Anonymous says:

        We could put our criminals in cat boats and send them out to sea banishing them from stepping foot in Cayman again.

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    • Anon says:

      The last Caymanian didn’t get any action against him. Charges dropped. Remember?

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  9. Anonymous says:

    Just get hold of Dog the Bounty Hunter and send him to Hollywood, Florida.

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  10. Anonymous says:

    He should have used the “wasn’t me Bobo”defense. Works every time.

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  11. Seen-it-coming says:

    The house and land are worth more than the $400,000 so there should be no hesitation: take it and sell it.
    District Admin can always hire more people to chop bush long the sides of the road.

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  12. Anonymous says:

    Why bother.

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  13. Anonymous says:

    “travelling for medical treatment” Hahaha!!

    Well one thing is for certain – We’ll never see him again!

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  14. Anonymous says:

    And no one in the courts could see this coming?

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