Retired County Deputy Jason Meade Faces Trial – Jason Meade, a former Franklin County Sheriff’s Office SWAT officer, is slated to stand trial in October, nearly three years after the shooting death of Casey Goodson Jr. in December 2020. The trial is planned to take place in Franklin County, Ohio. Meade, whose legal first name is Michael but who goes by Jason, is being charged with murder and reckless homicide for the shooting death of Goodson, who was 23 years old at the time of the incident and was entering his grandmother’s home in Northland on December 4, 2020. Goodson was shot as he was entering the residence. An autopsy revealed that Meade fired six shots at Goodson, five of which hit Goodson in the back.
On Wednesday morning, counsel and the judge assigned to the case in Franklin County Common Pleas, David C. Young, met for a scheduling discussion. Following that, Meade’s defense attorney, Mark Collins, confirmed to The Dispatch that the new date for the trial of Meade is going to be October 30. According to Collins, the jury will report for duty the Friday before that, on October 27. A video that was uploaded to Instagram and Facebook shows former Franklin County Sheriff’s Office deputy Jason Meade getting into an argument with a neighbor who constantly refers to Meade as a murderer. Meade is charged with murder in connection with the fatal shooting of Casey Goodson Jr. in the year 2020. The incident resulted in Goodson Jr.’s death.
Meade can be seen in the nearly six-minute video that was posted online by Sean Walton, an attorney who is representing the Goodson family in a civil lawsuit against Meade. In the video, Meade can be seen having a heated discussion on May 24 with a man who has been identified by law enforcement and property records as Charles Farmer, who is Meade’s next-door neighbor near Mechanicsburg in Champaign County.
In the video, Farmer uses a variety of profanities and refers to Meade as a murderer on many occasions. Meade, who remains composed for the most part during the entirety of the video, implores the other individual to spend some time getting to know him rather than leveling allegations against him. A judge has decided that Jason Meade should be charged with state murder in connection with the death of Casey Goodson Jr.
Meade is accused with murder and reckless homicide in connection with the shooting death of Goodson, who was 23 years old and lived with his grandmother on the Northeast Side of Columbus. The incident occurred on December 4, 2020. Meade was a veteran of the Franklin County Sheriff’s office, having served there for 17 years. Following the shooting, he was placed on paid administrative leave, and he eventually retired due to disability in July 2021, before he was indicted.