Kelvin Williams, a 50-year-old convicted felon from St. Louis, Missouri who installed a surveillance system after his home repeatedly was burglarized, called police last week when his home was burglarized again. But he ended up in handcuffs slapped with facing drug trafficking charges after cops viewed surveillance footage which showed him dealing drugs while armed.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says that police responding to yet another burglary found Williams’ surveillance system and later watched recordings on that system showing Williams dealing drugs while armed. Williams, 50, was arrested at his home in the 4100 block of Shreve Avenue on July 23. The next day, he was charged by complaint in U.S. District Court in St. Louis with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. He appeared in court Wednesday for a hearing to decide whether he would be freed until trial. The matter was taken under advisement, and he remained jailed. In an affidavit supporting the criminal complaint, ATF Special Agent Larry Stoddard said that police responding to a “burglar in the building” call on June 16 found a front door forced open and blood on the door’s broken glass. The home had been burglarized in the same manner in April and in 2011, Stoddard wrote. Police found two guns and what they suspected to be heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana inside, Stoddard wrote, as well as cameras inside and outside hooked up to a digital video recording system. After seizing the DVR, they obtained a search warrant to view the contents and watched Williams “trafficking narcotics from his residence while armed with a weapon,” Stoddard wrote. Williams has multiple convictions for drug offenses and other charges and arrests for robbery, kidnapping and rape and is not allowed to possess a firearm, Stoddard wrote. Stoddard, executing a federal search and seizure warrant, found jewelry worth $235,000 and about $50,000 in cash in Williams’ safe deposit box at an area bank, the affidavit claims.Here's another gagger: Kelvin's federal public defender is a man named Lee Lawless. True story.
source: St Louis Post-Dispatch