Jeremy Meeks is a convicted felon who rose to fame after his sexy mugshot was posted on the Facebook page of the Stockton Police Department. He was arrested and charged on June 18 (2014) for a felony charge of street terrorism as well as for a misdemeanor charge of resisting/obstruction of justice.


Ridiculously photogenic criminal Jeremy Meeks to serve time behind bars

Jeremy Meeks’ mugshot inspired fundraising efforts and Facebook groups after his piercing eyes and defiant glare sent the internet into a frenzy last year.

But all the viral furor and slack-jawed looks drawn by Meeks’ mug did little to change the felon’s saga. US District Judge Troy Nunley sentenced the 30-year-old to two years in prison last week, court records show.

Meeks was arrested on weapons charges last June when he was stopped by police in Stockton, California after leaving a home where a search warrant was being executed by the FBI and the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.

Police found a semi-automatic handgun and two extended magazines for the weapon before arresting Meeks and 23-year-old Terry Bailey. The district attorney’s office accused both men of being members of the Northside Gangster Crips as well.

Meeks will also have to complete the Federal Bureau of Prisons Substance Abuse Treatment program, according to court records.

Meeks’ became an internet celebrity after the Stockton Police Department posted his mugshot on its Facebook page last year. Women sent messages promising to help with his bail, which was set at $US1 million, and reports surfaced that he had been offered a modeling contract weeks after his arrest.

Meeks broke the hearts of countless Facebook users when he announced that he was married and that his wife was “livid” about all the attention. In various interviews with local television stations, Meeks tried to downplay the gravity of the charges, telling reporters he was not a “hardened criminal”.

But the June arrest was not Meeks’ first brush with law enforcement. He previously served two years in state prison for a grand theft auto conviction. He also sports a teardrop tattoo on his cheekbone for “doing some things in his past he is not proud of”, he told reporters last year.

The original photo of Meeks garnered more than 50,000 likes on the Stockton Police Department’s Facebook page. Another community page, which is home to Photoshopped images of Meeks as comic book heroes including Captain America and Wolverine, had roughly 234,000 supporters by late lst week.



Well, turns out Jeremy Meeks can take a so-so mug shot.

The California felon, a reputed member of the Northside Gangster Crips, was not looking so dreamy when he posed for booking photos in 2009 (top) and 2002 (bottom) following busts in the Golden State.

In the newer photo, Meeks’s “NC” gang tattoo can be seen on his throat. And his “teardrop” ink is beneath his left eye.





The green/blue eyed brothers, Jeremy and Emery Meeks. Notice that Jeremey’s teeth are not like that anymore






Yip, he is only human.


“Stockton Police never took the photo down. As of Thursday, it had garnered 101,944 likes, 12,836 shares and 26,695 comments, reports the station. The photo even reportedly earned Meeks a modeling contract with a Santa Monica-based agency.”