Alachua man arrested for threatening to shoot workers on neighbor’s property

Staff report

ALACHUA, Fla. – Jody Allen Meyer, 55, of Alachua, was arrested yesterday after allegedly threatening to shoot workers at a neighbor’s property.

At about 8:40 a.m. yesterday, an Alachua Police Department Officer responded to the area of NW 133rd Terrace and NW 153rd Place in Alachua after a call was received about a possible assault.

The caller told the officer that several of his workers had been confronted by Meyer, who was on his own property about 30 feet away. One of the workers told the officer that Meyer had called the workers “illegals” and told them to return to their own country. The worker reportedly said that Meyer said he would get a gun a shoot him, then made a gun shape with his hand and said, “Bang! Bang!” before rushing inside his house. The worker said he believed Meyer was going inside to get a gun, and he retreated and called his boss, who called law enforcement.

Post Miranda, Meyer reportedly admitted that he had argued with a group of workers and called them “illegals,” but he denied making any threats.

Several workers reportedly filled out sworn statements that corroborated the first worker’s account.

Meyer has been charged with simple assault. He has no criminal history, and Judge Susan Miller-Jones released him on his own recognizance.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

  • Honest, sincere question here: If it turns out that the workers are indeed illegal, does their statement even matter? So let’s just say you have a crew of 10 hispanic workers, all of which are illegal aliens (undocumented asylum seekers for the left-leaning folks), does the accused have more or less rights as a citizen than those who are accusing him? In order for them to testify against someone, do they have to possess a level of citizenry to do so? I’m truly just trying to see if there’s a legal loophole here, because you rarely hear of crimes against those who are here illegally.

    • The statement still matters, yes. Immigration status has no bearing on testimony. Whether a judge will find the testimony credible or not is a different story. You might as well ask if a dope dealer can accuse someone of stealing dope from him; sure he can, though it might not be in his best interest.

    • Our laws are made by lawyers masquerading as elected leaders. 🤡👹💩👿👺ACLU

  • I will not mention this is in the future Springs County cuz it upsets the Newberritard secessionists.
    I will not mention this is in the future Springs County cuz it upsets the Newberritard secessionists.
    I will not mention this is in the future Springs County cuz. . .

  • Stupid thing to do. Hopefully common sense came upon him during his short stay at the jail.

  • Hey nobody’s fool. The reason you don’t hear about the crimes against them is that the majority of them don’t report it. They are afraid of ICE. They are robbed a lot. They’re walking ATM machines on Friday and Saturday to a stick up man.

  • Kind of ironic isn’t it? Nothing happens to the “illegals” who obviously have already broken our immigration laws. You know….the laws that Joke Bidumdum is sworn to enforce to protect us?

  • They wouldn’t have called the authorities on the man if they were illegals…. And now Jody has a charge. If you’re not going to help them work in this hot sun, get inside and stfu Jody. He must be part of the 4% unemployed.

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