SACRAMENTO - The estranged wife of a Cal Fire battalion chief suspected of murder broke her silence on Monday. In protective custody, Meagan Fleming,described the last two years of her husband's life as a 'double life.'
Meagan claimed Orville Fleming rented a home in Sacramento county where he and his girlfriend, 26-year-old Sarah Douglas, lived. Douglas was found murdered in the home and Fleming, who has been the subject of an intense manhunt, hasn't been seen since.
"He has been going on with her for at least two years that they have been doing things," Meagan Fleming said by phone.
Fleming said her husband met Douglas while working as a Cal Fire battalion chief in Ione.
She claimed Douglas reached out to her family last year, threatening them and demanding $1,500.
"Because she was a prostitute and he owed her money, $1,500," Meagan said. "She said to me and my daughter, if your husband doesn't pay, your husband will go to jail, and I have a sex tape with him."
Other family members echoed Meagan's claims, showing Facebook messages Douglas allegedly sent to Fleming's family members.
Meagan said Douglas met men on the website myredbook.com. A site escorts are known to use.
That view is deeply at odds with how Douglas' family described her. In the past, they labeled her as naïve and caring.
Douglas' family has gone on the record saying Fleming was hyper controlling. According to an arrest warrant, on the day Douglas was killed, she was at home on the phone with her sister when Fleming approached her. Records show she was quoted saying " This is (explentive)." "I cant even go out with my mom and sister." She went on to say "he doesn't believe I was out with you guys."
Meagan Fleming said she is hoping her husband is found for the sake of her kids.