Chelsie Berry, 25, will be arraigned 9 a.m. October 27 in the trial division
The date of the criminal offense as definitely as I can state was on or about 08/21/2014, 08/22/2014
The place of the criminal offense as definitely as I can state was at 13314 Highway V, Newton County, Missouri.
Chelsie stated that she got nervous around him so she called Nathan's friend Jared Prier, who she had met the night before. Chelsie stated that Jared met her at the McDonald's and they hung out in the parking lot for a little bit. Chelsie stated that Nathan passed out so Jared drove the three of them to Love's around midnight where she walked into the store and got a drink. Chelsie stated that when she came out of the store Jared told her that he believed Nathan had stopped breathing.
Chelsie stated that she checked Nathan and did not think he was breathing either. Chelsie stated that she and Jared were scared to call for an ambulance and did not want to take Nathan to the hospital because she and Jared were high on meth and Xanax and thought they would get in trouble.
Chelsie stated that she and Jared drove to a back road and dragged Nathan from the front seat to the back seat because they did not want to look at him any longer and also the fact that he began to smell bad. Chelsie stated that then Jared drove them around for a while looking for a place to dump the body.
Chelsie stated that Jared drove down a long driveway close to sun up and she and Jared then pushed the body out of the vehicle onto the ground. Chelsie stated that then Jared drove her back to her mother's residence in Carthage. Chelsie stated that Jared then left the residence in the Nissan Pathfinder that Nathan had originally been in possession of.
Chelsie stated that Jared never threatened her in any way and never displayed a weapon at any time during the night.
At the autopsy, Dr. Norton advised Detective Wanda Williams that Nathan Meyer's breathing would have been faint and it would have taken a while for Nathan to die.
Newton County Sheriff Ken Copeland has indicated that Meyer was a member of the Joplin Honkeys gang.