July 12, 2019
Though not quite as feral and evil-looking as the first nig they arrested, this nog definitely doesn’t look like someone you’d want to be trapped in an elevator with.
A second man has been charged with the murder of North County Police Cooperative Officer Michael Langsdorf.
On Tuesday, St. Louis County Prosecutor Wesley Bell announced that he had charged Kawynn Smith, 58, with second-degree murder. Smith has a previous murder conviction from 1998.
Smith lives in the 4500 block of Red Bud Avenue in St. Louis.
Police say Smith gave the man accused of fatally shooting Langsdorf two checks for more than $6,500 to cash at a Wellston market on June 23.
Smith was sitting in a car outside Clay’s Wellston Food Market Restaurant when Bonette Meeks Jr., 26, went inside and tried to cash the checks, police said. A clerk at the market, 6250 Page Boulevard, called police, and Langsdorf responded.
Bonette Meeks Jr.
Meeks resisted arrest, wrestled with Langsdorf, 40, on the floor of the store, and then shot him, police said.
Meeks, of Berkeley, is being held without bail at the St. Louis County Justice Center. He is charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action, unlawful possession of a weapon and resisting arrest.
Smith is being held without bail. Bell called him a flight risk — St. Ann Officer Ellis Brown said in charging documents that Smith said “he was not going back to prison.”