Tallahassee, FL—Without a doubt ‘words’ circulate swiftly among inmates. Dawaun Williams, a previously convicted felon, robbed two banks in Tallahassee back in 2012. Dawaun Williams directly victimized bank tellers and patrons at the Farmer’s and Merchants Bank, and then again at SunTrust Bank before fleeing Florida. The Tallahassee Police Department and the Leon County Sheriff’s Office issued arrest warrants for Dawaun Williams. The Tifton County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia, along with the Southeast Regional Task Force, captured Dawaun Williams and transported him to the Leon County Jail, where Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell was the overseer.
At the time of Dawaun Williams’ being booked into the Leon County Jail, State Attorney Willie Meggs and Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell were struggling to make a case against Tallahassee Community College freshman, 17-year-old, DeShon Thomas. DeShon Thomas had been charged with Cultivation of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Two Counts of 1st Degree Murder and Possession of a Firearm by a Juvenile Delinquent. DeShon Thomas had been in the Leon County Jail for over a year awaiting trial—which had been previously postponed three times at the State’s request. Circuit Judge James C. Hankinson and Circuit Judge Charles Dodson each had defendants facing charges. DeShon Thomas’ defense attorney, Greg Cummings, had received nearly $30,000 from DeShon’s mother, but had not deposed a single witness or prepared a legal defense for DeShon.
In June 2012, after Greg Cummings learned that DeShon’s mother was seeking to terminate their contract and hire another defense attorney, Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell made personal and financial arrangements for Dawuan Williams. Dawaun Williams, who had only been in the Leon County Jail for less than three months, was a freed from the Leon County Jail immediately after linking up with State Attorney Willie Meggs’ office.
Clearly, State Attorney Willie Meggs, Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell, and his now deceased daddy, Larry Campbell, did not take Dawaun Williams having robbed two banks as serious criminal acts.
WCTV News covered a press conference held by State Attorney Willie Meggs to announce an additional charge of Solicitation to Commit 1st Degree Murder against DeShon Thomas. However, State Attorney Willie Meggs and then Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell failed to inform previous victims, the citizens of Tallahassee and citizens in surrounding counties that Dawaun Williams had been released from jail.
Shortly after Dawaun Williams was released from the Leon County Jail, Dawaun Williams was arrested in Gadsden County on a slew of charges—including Home Invasion Armed Robbery with Kidnapping.
Dawaun Williams was not the only Leon County Jail inmate to be coddled by State Attorney Willie Meggs’ office. Trentin Ross and Walter Cole Rayborn were directly stroked by Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell.
Trentin Ross, who was also being coddled by his attorney, Paul Srygley and Circuit Judge Charles Dodson Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell convict DeShon Thomas has repeatedly been arrested. While, Walter Cole Rayborn sits in the Leon County Jail awaiting trial on Two Counts of Murder, Robbery and Arson. Lance Love and Cornellius Poole are said to be Walter Cole Rayborn’s victims. As Walter Cole Rayborn awaits trial for their murders, court records in the case are being Sealed.
After DeShon’s mother fired Greg Cummings, Greg Cummings admitted to having been prevented to do important tasks by Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell. Greg Cummings did not report Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell to The Florida Bar for his unethical acts. However, DeShon’s mother and DeShon Thomas filed separate complaints against Greg Cummings. Despite of having openly admitted to failing to disclose information to his juvenile client, DeShon Thomas, Greg Cummings is being protected by The Florida Bar.
DeShon Thomas’ mother, who has a bank account with Envision Credit Union, had a history of being in good standings with the credit union, until she herself was ‘robbed’ of nearly $30,000 by Greg Cummings. DeShon Thomas’ mother proclaims that her son, DeShon, was in fact ‘kidnapped’ versus wrongly convicted.
Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell is currently seeking to be elected Florida’s Second Judicial State Attorney.
WCTV (Julie Montanaro/ Lanetra Bennett), will State Attorney Willie Meggs’ office use a bank robber in their case against Walter Cole Rayborn or Henry Segura?