Cantonment Man Facing Weapons, Battery Charges

November 10, 2017

A Cantonment man is facing multiple felony charges after a fight with his girlfriend.

William Dean Meincke, 41, was charged with domestic battery by strangulation, possess of a short barrelled shotgun, five counts of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. and four counts of a possession of ammunition by a convicted felon.

Meincke allegedly became involved in an argument with his live-in girlfriend at his home on on Brookhills Drive in Cantonment because she caught him on his phone talking to another woman. He denied ever touching the victim.

The victim claimed she caught him looking at a pornographic website on his phone, leading to the argument. The victim said Meincke picked up her phone and hid it from her after she began to dial her mother’s phone number. She said the argument escalated, with Meincke grabbing her by her neck, throwing her down and holding her for several minutes. She told deputies she felt her airway closing up during the incident.

The victim allegedly told Meincke that she was calling the Sheriff’s Office, causing him to push her. She said she stumbled backwards, injuring her foot as it went through an air vent.

Deputes reported finding multiple weapons in Meincke’s bedroom, including a 12-guage short barrelled shotgun, a .22 mag pocket pistol with two .22 mag cartridge, a Smith & Wesson SD40 with a fully loaded 13-round magazine, a 9mm gun with a fully loaded 17-round magazine and a .22 pistol. Meincke, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is a a convicted felon not allowed to possess firearms.

Meincke remained in the Escambia County Jail Friday morning with bond set at $110,000.


7 Responses to “Cantonment Man Facing Weapons, Battery Charges”

  1. Common Sense on November 14th, 2017 8:52 pm

    Thanks Rufus, and David for YOUR common sense!

  2. Rufus on November 13th, 2017 10:35 pm

    Paranoid on November, go back and re-read the reply left by Common Sense. You have turned his comment completely around!

  3. David Huie Green on November 13th, 2017 10:24 pm

    In your response to Common Sense, you should reread what was written. Common Sense was not proposing such a law, just pointing out that even if it existed, the ones who already break laws would likely break that one too, whereas people who already obey laws are not a threat anyway, just as this convicted felon is forbidden to possess weapons but did anyway.

    The purpose was to suggest it would make things worse, not better.

    David for understanding

  4. Paranoid on November 12th, 2017 10:18 am

    @Common Sense, what paranoid world that you live in will have a law “banning all guns”? Do you really, honestly believe that will happen?

  5. Simmer Down on November 11th, 2017 12:50 pm

    @ Common Sense
    Please let me see if I am following your reasoning. What we are doing now is not keeping guns from felons so we should stay the course. Have I got that straight?

    I do understand what you are saying about preventing law abiding citizens from obtaining guns. I own guns. I get it. But the Pulse Nightclub shooter, the dude in Las Vegas, and the guy who killed the people in the church all bought their guns legally, though the Texas guy shouldn’t have been able to. All of them used semi-automatic high powered rifles that are not commonly used for hunting.

    I’m not sure that everybody having easy access to guns is making us a lot safer. I’m not saying that if we stopped selling assault type weapons that all our problems would go away immediately, I’m just saying that our problems might stop getting worse.

    What we’re doing now is not working.


  6. Lena on November 11th, 2017 1:52 am

    Thay shouldent have even gave him a bond. Last I herd , choaking somebody was usely charged with atemted murder due to the fact that it dosent take but very few mins and ur dead .

  7. Common Sense on November 10th, 2017 10:59 pm

    Let me get this straight…there is a LAW that bans possession of guns by a convicted felon (a criminal). He does not obey LAWS. So, if a new law banning all guns were to pass, there are sane people who really believe the felon (a criminal) would obey THAT LAW! People wake up, only the law obeying citizens would be disarmed and criminals would have guns. Even MORE crime would occur!

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