Skip to content

Michigan man arrested in Florida in connection with years-long sexual assault investigation

Police say he fled the state after the sexual assault, which happened in the fall of 2021
Colton Jarod Meeker was arrested in Florida in March in connection with an investigation in Michigan that began in September 2021.

Michigan State Police (MSP) Gaylord Post is announcing the arrest of 28-year-old Colton Jarod Meeker of Central Lake, for first degree criminal sexual conduct.
The investigation began in September 2021 when troopers from the MSP Gaylord Post were called to Munson Hospital in Charlevoix for an alleged sexual assault complaint. A woman claimed Meeker had sexually assaulted her while she was camping with friends in Antrim County. After her release from the hospital, the troopers went with the victim to collect evidence where the incident had occurred. Troopers seized clothing and a blanket.

A lengthy investigation followed. Troopers were unable to locate and interview Meeker since he had fled the state after the sexual assault. A report was submitted to the Antrim County Prosecutor’s Office and an arrest warrant was authorized in June 2023. Meeker was arrested by the U.S. Marshall Service in Florida on March 19, 2024. Meeker was extradited and brought to Michigan on April 16. He was lodged in the Antrim County Jail.

Meeker was arraigned by video yesterday in the 86th District Court in Antrim County for one count criminal sexual conduct first degree, and habitual offender third. He is being held without bond in the Antrim County Jail. His next scheduled court appearance is on May 1, 2024.