Attorney Greg Wilson found guilty
A local attorney has been found guilty of introducing contraband into the Bay County jail.
Closing arguments and jury deliberation started Wednesday afternoon in the case against Greg Wilson. The jury returned a guilty verdict for introducing contraband into the jail and for perjury.
Wilson exchanged written messages between inmates at the Bay County jail.
The prosecution and defense presented their closing arguments Wednesday. The state argued Wilson betrayed the privileges given to him as an attorney in the jail. They also showed video of an inmate, Clista Robbins, slipping a note into Wilson's folder.
Wilson was also up for a count of perjury in which the state played a recorded interview under oath in which Wilson said the only notes or pieces of paper he passed were verbal messages or business cards.
The defense argued in their closing statements that law enforcement called the note passed between Wilson and Clista a package, possibly containing drugs however the video appears to show nothing in the note. The state argued back that they didn't have to prove it was the written communication but a communication.
They also argued the note presented into evidence were not tested for drugs or fingerprints and warden of the Bay County Jail Major Rick Anglin stated that he wasn't sure if the note in evidence is the same in the video.
The jury began deliberation just after 2:30 p.m and lasted for about two hours.
Introduction of Contraband into a detention facility in Florida is a third-degree felony and could result in five years prison or probation, while the perjury is a misdemeanor and will result in a lesser penalty.
Wilson's sentencing is scheduled for November 5th at 3 p.m.
In the meantime he is not allowed in the Bay County Jail for any reason.