State police charged a Louisville man with felony sex abuse Monday after he was arrested on unrelated charges last week.
Jeff Meade Jr., 62, was arrested on Friday after a four-hour manhunt in Greenup County, according to a news release from state police
Police said Meade had threatened a man with a .22-caliber rifle during a heated argument in Meade Hollow off Uhlen Branch Road.
Meade fled into a wooded area nearby after pointing the loaded rifle at a relative who tried to intervene, the release said. He was spotted by a motorist about four hours later near Industrial Parkway and Ky. 207, where he was arrested by Trooper Justin Oliver.
Meade was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and non-compliance with the sex-offender registry, all felonies, as well as a misdemeanor charge of giving an officer a false name or address.
While investigating the incident, state police detectives seized evidence that Meade had participated in sexual acts with a girl younger than 12.
One of the men Meade allegedly threatened with the gun had found the evidence, which sparked the argument between the men, police said. State police think that man's name is Max Wiley, said Trooper Elliott Gollihue.
Wiley left the scene before police could finish interviewing him; witnesses said Wiley had outstanding warrants, Gollihue said.
"We have not found him yet," Gollihue said.
Meade now faces additional charges of sodomy, first-degree sexual abuse and promoting sexual performance of a minor, all felonies.
He is being held at the Greenup County Detention Center. His total bond for all charges is $210,000, police said.