A Lodi man has been charged with second-degree reckless injury as domestic abuse after a woman suffered a broken neck Saturday.
Brandon Meek, 50, is being held in Columbia County Jail, facing the possibility of more than 15 years in prison if convicted. The Columbia County District Attorney’s Office filed charges against Meek on Thursday, accusing him of one count of second-degree reckless injury, domestic disorderly conduct, one count of threatening an officer and two counts of resisting an officer.
Columbia County dispatch received a 911 call around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, requesting an ambulance in the town of Lodi, according to a statement released Thursday by Columbia County Sheriff Dennis Richards. Deputies and Lodi emergency medical services found a 48-year-old woman with a broken neck, who could not move.
Deputies suspected that the injury was the result of a domestic incident involving Meek, who reportedly became violent toward deputies when they attempted to take him into custody. Officers used an electronic control device on Meek before arresting him, at which point he allegedly said the deputies were “all dead men.”
The woman who was injured in the incident remains hospitalized.