Joey Meek, 21, a friend of the alleged Charleston church shooter, was arrested Thursday, more than a month after authorities told him he was under federal investigation for lying to them and failing to report a crime, an official close to the probe said.

While the Associated Press was citing a police source speaking on conditions of anonymity, Columbia, South Carolina’s The State newspaper quoted Meek’s girlfriend, Lindsey Fry, on his arrest: “He just said, ‘They want to talk to me, but I think I’m going to jail.'”

Meek has said Dylann Roof, who is accused of killing nine black church members during Bible study on June 17, stayed with him before the shootings. Meek has also spoken extensively to media outlets, including the AP and The State. Read more…

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Friend of accused Charleston church shooter arrested