When you’re a 13 times convicted felon, I don’t think it’s going too far out on that limb over there to say that decision making maybe isn’t one of your better qualities. This certainly seems to be the case with Cameron Jeffrey Wilson, who looks to be well on his way to conviction 14 and beyond after a couple of bad days in April.
The trouble started, as trouble often does, when Wilson managed to shoot himself in the nuts with a gun he was carrying in his pocket.
As a felon, he wasn’t supposed to have a gun. Thinking at least that far into the future, Wilson reportedly told his girlfriend to drive him first to a friend who would hide the weapon, and then to the hospital where he could get his weapon repaired.
Unfortunately for Wilson, he didn’t hide one other thing he wasn’t supposed to have. Scratch that. He actually did hide it, just not well enough.
While he was being operated on in hospital, a balloon containing marijuana fell out of his anus. This and the gunshot wound that started us down this path prompted staff there to get in touch with the authorities.
Those authorities eventually wound up searching Wilson’s car and finding something else he didn’t hide well enough, that being a bag of meth in the pocket of the blood soaked pants he took off when he got to the hospital.
Police decided not to arrest him right then, instead issuing a warrant. To his credit, Wilson did, a couple days later, turn himself in. But again (or perhaps that should be butt again), he proved not to be world hide and seek championship material.
A detective familiar with Wilson told jail officials that they might want to give him a good going over since he tends to like to stash things in his underside bin, if you will. And sure enough, during a strip search, another balloon of marijuana came out to say hello.
More charges followed, but that still wasn’t the end of it.
If anyone should know that the jail phone mightn’t be the best place from which to pester folks about not cooperating with the police, you would think that person would be a 13 times convicted felon. You would be wrong.
Police listening to calls Wilson made to his girlfriend decided there was enough there to charge him with four counts of tampering with a witness to go along with his drug and weapons charges.
Trials are ongoing, and at last word Wilson was still being held on $110,000 bail.