Tallahassee, FL—State Attorney Willie Meggs is asking for Sheriff Morris to release records in regards to inmates who were let out of jail on furloughs—while at the same time Mr. Meggs has completely ignored complaints filed with his office against Assistant State Attorney/Prosecutor Jack Campbell (the son of late Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell) and State Attorney Investigator Jason Newlin. Both Assistant State Attorney/Prosecutor Jack Campbell and State Attorney Investigator Jason Newlin orchestrated the release of Leon County Jail inmate Dawuan Williams within days of another State Attorney/Prosecutor with Mr. Meggs’ office filing a motion for Habitual Felony Offender against Dawaun Williams. (Mr. Williams had been delivered to the Leon County Jail by the Southeast Regional Task Force, after being captured in Tifton, Georgia. With the help of the Tifton County Sheriff’s Office, the Southeast Regional Task Force was able to apprehend Mr. Williams, who was fugitive for having committed two Armed Bank Robberies in Tallahassee.) Immediately upon Mr. Williams’ release from the Leon County Jail, Mr. Williams was provided with financial support from both the Leon County Sheriff’s Office and State Attorney Willie Meggs’ Office.
While Mr. Meggs’ office may try to excuse the financing of Mr. Williams as an undercover gang operation, no one with the Leon County Jail’s Gang Task Force Unit was every notified or testified about the operation. (The Leon County Sheriff’s Office receives federal funding in order to have correctional officers and deputies specially trained on how to recognize and investigate inmates involved in gang activity.) According to court documents and testimonies—State Attorney Willie Meggs fully supported Assistant State Attorney/Prosecutor Jack Campbell and State Attorney Investigator Jason Newlin’s illegal actions.
A few months after Mr. Williams’ release from the Leon County Jail, Mr. Williams went to Gadsden County where Mr. Williams was then arrested for Home Invasion Armed Robbery with Kidnapping and a slew of other felony charges.
Due to the illegal actions of State Attorney Willie Meggs, Assistant State Attorney/Prosecutor Jack Campbell and State Attorney Investigator Jason Newlin—along with the late Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell and Leon County Sheriff’s Deputy Ronald O’Brien—Mr. Dawuan Williams was able to victimize the citizens of Gadsden County and jeopardize the lives of all Gadsden County Sheriff’s Deputies, other Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders. Mr. Williams was a twice convicted felon who should have never been allowed to re-enter into the community. When one of State Attorney Willie Meggs’ Assistant State Attorney/Prosecutor tried to ensure the public’s safety by filing the motion to show Mr. Williams as an Habitual Offender—his/her colleague, Assistant State Attorney/Prosecutor Jack Campbell, along with their boss, State Attorney Willie Meggs, chose to be selfish and put the public safety on the back burner in order to further conspire against teen Leon County Jail inmate, DeShon Thomas—who was a freshman at Tallahassee Community College.
Dawaun Williams and DeShon Thomas were introduced approximately two weeks after Mr. Williams was brought to the Leon County Jail. (DeShon had been in the Leon County for over a year a waiting Pre-Trial). Approximately a week after their meeting, Mr. Williams was released from the Leon County Jail. All in all, Mr. Williams had been in the Leon County Jail for less than a month—when suddenly Mr. Williams was released on a $1500 bond. (Where it normally takes anywhere from six to eight hours for an inmate to walk out of jail after bond has been posted, Mr. Williams walked out of jail within an hour of his first meeting with State Attorney Investigator Jason Newlin. According to court testimony—State Attorney Investigator Jason Newlin stated, “He (Mr. Williams) wasn’t supposed to get out so fast. He wasn’t supposed to get out until the next day.” Yet, State Attorney Investigator Jason Newlin denies being aware that Mr. Williams was going to be released from the Leon County Jail.)
The documentation is clear—this message is clear—“As long as State Attorney Willie Meggs is in office—ALL CITIZENS, COLLEGE STUDENTS, LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AND FIRST RESPONDERS—in Leon County, Gadsden County, Wakulla County, Franklin County, and Jefferson County are in danger—NOBODY IS SAFE!”