Oskaloosa man wanted for obstruction in connection with teen shooting death turns himself in

photo by: Mugshot courtesy of the KBI Violent Offenders Registry

Camdon Joe Collins is pictured with the Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Center.

An Oskaloosa man who was wanted for obstruction in connection with the shooting death of a 14-year-old Lawrence boy has turned himself in.

The man, Camdon Joe Collins, 21, is charged in Douglas County District Court with one felony count of obstructing apprehension or prosecution by knowingly helping a person charged with a felony escape or avoid conviction or punishment. The charging document alleges that Collins aided Derrick Del Reed, 18, of Lawrence.

Reed was acquitted on a first-degree murder charge in March in connection with the shooting death of Kamarjay Shaw. Shaw was shot in the back on March 18, 2023, in the 1300 block of Maple Lane. At trial, Reed’s attorney, Mark Hartman, argued that another man, Owen Gage Walker, 19, may have been the shooter. Walker is currently wanted by Lawrence police for interference and obstruction in the case.

photo by: Lawrence Police Department

Owen Gage Walker is pictured in this notice from the Lawrence Police Department. Walker is suspected of felony obstruction in connection with the shooting death of 14-year-old Kamarjay Shaw on March 18, 2023.

Collins had been on the run since missing a court appearance in January. He turned himself in to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office on April 1, according to court records. He is next scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday for a status conference. He also has a pending misdemeanor charge for battery on a law enforcement officer in connection with an incident in December 2022.

Collins was convicted in Douglas County in 2021 for one count of felony criminal discharge of a firearm and is required to register as a violent offender until 2036, according to the KBI Violent Offender Registry. He was sentenced to 12 months in prison on that charge but was granted probation. The state has filed an affidavit alleging that he violated the terms of that probation.

After his arrest, Collins was released on a $12,500 bond in connection with his two pending cases and the probation violation, according to Jefferson County records.


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