Tallahassee, FL—According to the Tifton Gazette, a fugitive from Tallahassee, FL was arrested in Tifton by the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Task Force with assistance from the Tift County Sheriff’s Office. In the article entitled, “Tallahassee Fugitive Arrested in Tifton,” that was published on May 30, 2012, Latasha Everson with Tifton Gazette, named 30-year-old, Dawuan Najee Williams, as the Tallahassee fugitive who was arrested.
Before Dawuan Najee Williams, a previously convicted felon, fled to Tifton, Georgia, Williams was named as the main suspect in two Tallahassee bank armed robberies. Employees and members at the SunTrust Bank and Farmers and Merchants Bank were Williams’ victims. On June 4, 2012, Dawuan Najee Williams was extradited back to Tallahassee, Florida and booked into the Leon County Jail. Bond was set at $15000.
In the case of DeShon Thomas, according to the Summary of offense and Probable Cause along with the Complaint charging DeShon Thomas with Solicitation to Commit First Degree Murder filed by State Attorney Investigator Jason Newlin, Newlin states that he (Newlin) first met with Dawuan Williams on June 28, 2012. Named in the summary of offense as Newlin’s contacts in the Leon County Jail are Dawaun Williams and Walter Cole Rayborn—these two inmates became State Prosecutor Jack Campbell’s key witnesses against DeShon, who was awaiting trial for Cultivation of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Two Counts of 1st Degree Murder and Possession of a Firearm by a Juvenile Delinquent—to which State Prosecutor Jack Campbell had NO PHYSICAL EVIDENCE to prove the charges in that his dad, Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell had brought against DeShon, who was 17-years-old at the time.
On January 27, 2011, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a double homicide of 17-year-old Sterling Conner Jr. and his 20-year-old sister, Laqecia Herring. The victims’ mother informed detectives that Laqecia was about four months pregnant and that the father of Laqecia’s unborn baby was 17-year-old, DeShon Thomas. Immediately, the Leon County Sheriff’s Detectives began investigating DeShon, who was temporarily sleeping on the couch at his co-worker, 21-year-old, Trentin Ross apartment. On January 28, 2011, during the execution of a search warrant for firearms at Trentin Ross’ one-bedroom apartment by the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, Leon County Sheriff’s detectives located five pots of soil with marijuana stems sprouting from them and a lamp in Trentin Ross’ bedroom closet. NO FIREARMS. Both Trentin Ross and DeShon were charged with Cultivation of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. After nearly a week of being charged with Cultivation of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and repeatedly appearing before two juvenile court judges, Assistant State Attorney Eric Trombley direct filed the charges–DeShon was charged as an adult for Cultivation of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. As a bond condition, Leon County Judge Robert Wheeler ordered DeShon to be monitored by GPS. Before DeShon’s mother could post bond, DeShon was charged with the Two Counts of 1st Degree Murder. Over a month after being charged with the murders, DeShon was charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Juvenile Delinquent. After spending over a year and a half awaiting trial, in August 2012, on the same day DeShon’s fired attorney, Gregory Cummings, filed his Motion to Withdraw from DeShon’s case, DeShon was charged with Solicitation to Commit 1st Degree Murder with the target being Trentin Ross a.k.a. State Prosecutor Jack Campbell’s key witness against DeShon in the double murder case. (Trentin Ross never gave a deposition against DeShon. There was no clear evidence that Trentin Ross had actually gave incriminating statements against DeShon to Leon County Sheriff’s Detective Don Odham a.k.a. Fake Cop.)
Over two after being charged with Cultivation of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Two Counts of 1st Degree Murder and Possession of a Firearm by a Juvenile Delinquent, and a year after being charged with Solicitation to Commit 1st Degree Murder, DeShon, who was now under the representation of Regional Counsel Daren Shippy, was having his first pre-trial hearing to ever be held. During the pre-trial hearing, State Attorney Investigator Jason Newlin admitted that Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell (the Prosecutor on DeShon’s case), requested that he (Newlin) go to the Leon County Jail to meet with Williams. Williams had agreed to “help them.” On June 28, 2012, immediately following Newlin and Williams’ first meeting at the Leon County Jail, Williams was released from jail. Newlin also stated during a pre-trial hearing that he did not know Williams was going to be released “so fast.” Newlin stated that he (Newlin) had to try to locate Williams at his residence. Williams would later be provided with money by Newlin and Leon County Sheriff’s Deputy Ronald O’Brien.
Please click on the following to view documents—State Attorney Investigator Jason Newlin’s Complaint filed August 17, 2012 and Dawuan Najee Williams’ Court Docket
In December 2012, six months after Dawuan Williams was released back into the community, Williams was charged with Home Invasion Robbery with Kidnapping, forgery and a slew of other felony charges.
Although Walter Cole Rayborn never testified against DeShon, special stipulations were imposed for Rayborn. After Rayborn’s release from prison, in March 2015, on July 9, 2015, Walter Cole Rayborn was charged by the Tallahassee Police Department with Two Counts of 1st Degree Murder. The two victims, 22-year-old, Lance T. Love and 21-year-old Cornellious J. Poole had been bound and shot execution style in Mr. Love’s apartment on July 5, 2015, when the Tallahassee Police Department was responding to a call reporting smoke coming from Mr. Love’s apartment. Mr. Love and Mr. Poole were found in the bathtub. Rayborn was later charged with arson.
On October 15, 2013, State Prosecutor Jack Campbell called Trentin Ross to the stand to testify against DeShon. Ross testified stating that he was providing testimony to get a deal on his pending Cultivation of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia charges (these charges had been pending for almost three years).
Without any physical evidence against DeShon, DeShon was convicted solely based on the testimony of those seeking to get deals with their own criminal cases. Since Trentin Ross testified against DeShon, he (Ross) has been repeatedly arrested—including a charge of drug manufacturing.
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