Killeen Brothers Sentenced to Lengthy Federal Prison Terms for Cocaine Distribution
In Waco, 30-year-old Christopher Andrew and 32–year-old Cornelius Tywarren Wilson were sentenced to 35 years and 30 years in federal prison, respectively, for their roles in a cocaine distribution operation based in Killeen, Texas, announced United States Attorney Robert Pitman, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Christopher H. Combs, San Antonio Division, and Killeen Police Chief Dennis M. Baldwin.
In addition to the prison terms, United States District Judge Walter S. Smith, Jr. ordered that the brothers pay a fine—Christopher, $2,000; Cornelius, $1,500—and be placed under supervised release for a period of 10 years after completing their respective prison terms.
On March 10, 2014, a federal jury in Waco found Christopher Wilson, Cornelius Wilson, and 29–year-old Bryant Keith Pressley guilty of multiple drug charges. The jury also found Cornelius Wilson guilty of possession of a Ruger handgun during a drug trafficking crime on May 14, 2013. Presley is scheduled to be sentenced on May 28, 2014.
Evidence presented during trial revealed that from April 2011 to May 2013, the organization led by the Wilson brothers was responsible for the distribution of close to 30 kilograms of cocaine and crack cocaine in Killeen and the surrounding area.
The Wilson brothers and Presley were among eight Killeen residents indicted and convicted of federal drug charges in connection with this cocaine distribution operation. The other five defendants—39-year-old Jamel Azar Singleton, 31–year-old Jason Eugene Jackson, 31-year-old Katrie Deshone Simpson, 39–year-old Michael Anthony Mango, and 34–year-old Kevin Elthonda Lee—entered guilty pleas prior to jury selection and received federal prison sentences ranging from 18 months to 151 months.
This case resulted from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) together with the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Killeen Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Mark Frazier and former Assistant United States Attorney Sean Condron are prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.