Ashley C. Gibson Investigation Update: Police in Columbia, Missouri Make Arrest of Suspect

Media Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer  | 217-403-7030  |  [email protected]

On May 2, 2016, at approximately 8:53 PM, the Columbia Police Department in Columbia, Missouri made an arrest of 25-year-old Donte D. Meeks of Champaign.

Meeks, who is one of two individuals Police were still seeking in the death investigation of Ashley Chemere Gibson was spotted by police at a local motel in Columbia, despite having altered his appearance.  As officers approached Meeks, he fled the scene and after a short foot pursuit was taken into custody without further incident.

Meeks is one of six individuals charged in the Ashley C. Gibson Death Investigation for the offense of Dismembering a Human Body, a Class X Felony.

Police still seek 25-year-old Deundrea M. Weatherspoon of Champaign.

Of those arrested:  25-year-old Donte D. Meeks; 26-year-old Davion Hedrick; 28-year-old Randale Banks; 23-year-old Reginald Logan; and 19-year-old Javon Tate.

Anyone with information into Weatherspoon’s whereabouts or with information related to this case is encouraged to contact Champaign Police at 217-351-4545 or Crime Stoppers at 217-373-8477.

Citizens are reminded that information submitted through Crime Stoppers is completely anonymous.  Calls are routed to a third-party national call center that receives the information, completes a tips information form, and passes the tip to the appropriate law enforcement agency. Caller ID tracking is not utilized by Crime Stoppers and conversations are not recorded.

Tips to Crime Stoppers can be shared by phone at: 217-373-8477 (TIPS); online at; or by texting “CCTIP” plus the crime information to 274637 (CRIMES).

Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $1,000 if your tip leads to an arrest.

top-left to right: Weatherspoon, Meeks, Logan

Deundrea Weatherspoon Donte MeeksReginald Logan






bottom-left to right: Tate, Banks, Hedrick

Javon Tate Randale BanksDavion Hedrick