In 2012 Dawuan Najee Williams committed two Armed Bank Robberies in Tallahassee, FL and then went on the run. Not long after this fugitive went on the run, he was captured in Tifton, GA by U.S. Marshals and the Tifton County Sheriff’s Office. Dawuan Williams was then extradited to the Leon County Jail.
In less than two months after his extradition, he was sought out by State Prosecutor Jack Campbell to assist in a Solicitation to Commit 1st Degree Murder scheme. As State Prosecutor Jack Campbell’s request, on June 28, 2012 State Attorney Investigator Jason Newlin went to the Leon County Jail to meet with Dawuan Williams. The same day State Attorney Investigator Jason Newlin and Dawuan Williams’ had their first meeting, Dawuan Williams was released on a $15000 bond. Leon County Sheriff’s Office provided Dawuan Williams with a cell phone, money and stationary materials to write Leon County Jail inmate DeShon Thomas. Since the letter was supposedly written in gang code and the Leon County Jail’s Gang Task Force was not a part of the scheme, Leon County Sheriff’s Deputy Ronald O’Brien was selected to smuggle the letter into the jail and put it in the spot where all incoming mail for inmates are kept. (Considering that Dawuan Williams had to work fast–he taught DeShon how to read and write in gang code in two weeks of their meeting in K-POD–then he was then released. Next, Dawuan Williams taught State Attorney Investigator Jason Newlin and Deputy Ronald O’Brien how to read and write in gang code.—the message in the letter was strictly dependent of Dawuan Williams’ for translation.)
The solicitation investigation of DeShon Thomas went astray after DeShon and his mother fired his attorney Gregory Cummings. Meanwhile, Dawuan Williams continued his crime spree. A few months after his release from the Leon County Jail, he was arrested for a number of crimes—including Armed Home Invasion Robbery with Kidnapping.
Up until a week before Dawuan Williams was to testify in DeShon Thomas’ trial, Nancy Daniels with the Public Defender’s Office abruptly withdrew as Dawuan Williams’ defense attorney. As instructed by State Prosecutor Jack Campbell, Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford appointed local Defense Attorney Alex Morris as Dawuan Williams’ attorney. (At the time of this abrupt change, Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford was also the presiding judge in Dawuan Williams’ case.)
Where Dawuan Williams was facing nearly 50 years in prison, as of February 6, 2014 according to the Florida Department of Corrections website, Dawuan Williams DC# N17598 Initial Reception Date is 2/6/2014 and the Current Facility is listed: Out of Dept. Custody By Court Order.
Note—DeShon Thomas may have been convicted of the murders—he is NOT a murderer! Therefore, it means that the same as State Attorney Willie Meggs and Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell felt comfortable with Dawuan Williams out in the community after Two Armed Bank Robberies—they clearly feel comfortable with a cold-blooded murderer in the community.