Waylan Campbell Arrested In Cedar Key Shooting

MEDIA RELEASE Date:                January 20, 2010 Time:                10:45 AM   Cedar Key, Florida-On January 19, 2010, Detective Roger Bell arrested Waylan John Campbell for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, culpable negligence and making a false report to law enforcement.   On January 17, 2010 around 11:00 a.m., Gary McIntyre, 16 years of age, was at Campbell’s residence at 6551 SW 132 Ave., Cedar Key.  While at the residence, Campbell showed McIntyre his 30-30 rifle and Campbell shot a bucket behind the residence.   After target practicing, the two went inside the residence and ate lunch.    Campbell walked in the bedroom and showed the victim a .22 revolver.  Campbell stated the day before he thought he checked the cylinders and believed the gun was unloaded.  Campbell spun the cylinders and cocked the hammer back and dry fired the weapon two times.  Unknown to Campbell, there were three live rounds in the pistol and he pointed the gun at the victim’s face and pulled the trigger discharging one round that struck the victim in the face.  The victim was air lifted to an undisclosed hospital where he is listed in serious but stable condition.   After the victim was shot, Campbell stated that he knew he would go to prison for shooting him.  Campbell waited for approximately 5 minutes before calling 9-1-1 and fabricated a story to the 9-1-1 operator.  Campbell stated that the two were in Shiloh Cemetery and he was looking at his sound system and heard a shot and seen the victim bleeding from his mouth.  The concocted story led numerous Deputies and Florida Wildlife Commission Officers to the cemetery and began searching for an active shooter.  Through the investigation Campbell confessed that he falsified the story.    Detective Bell arrested Campbell on January 19, 2010 for the listed charges.  Campbell is a convicted felon for grand theft and he is currently on felony probation.    Defendant:   Waylan John Campbell 5851 SW 103 Court Cedar Key, Fl White Male 11/02/91     ###