Warrant issued for Oskaloosa man charged with obstruction in connection with Lawrence teen’s shooting death

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 had turned himself in earlier this month and posted bond, but when he was set to appear in court on an obstruction charge on Wednesday connected to the shooting death of a Lawrence teen, he failed to appear, again.

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, who was tried on one count of first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of 14-year-old Kamarjay Shaw on March 18, 2023. Reed was acquitted of the charge in March 2024, as the Journal-World reported.

Collins had turned himself in on the charge at the beginning of April after being wanted by police since January 2024. He turned himself in in Jefferson County and posted a $12,500 surety bond. He was scheduled to be arraigned on April 17 but failed to appear, and a new warrant was issued in all three of his pending cases.

Collins is also charged with one misdemeanor count of interference with law enforcement and has a pending probation violation matter in connection with a 2021 conviction for criminal discharge of a firearm. He has an underlying 12-month prison sentence if his two-year probation is revoked.

According to an affidavit in support of revoking Collins’ probation, Collins stopped reporting regularly to his probation officer in December 2022 and made intermittent contact with his probation officer over the course of 2023, when his parents would frequently call in Collins’ stead to try to set up appointments. At one point, Collins’ probation was transferred to Jefferson County, but when he also failed to make contact with his officer there, Jefferson County transferred supervision back to Douglas County in June of 2023. In May of 2023 Collins had also tested positive for methamphetamine after a drug test.

Anyone who may have information as to Collins’ whereabouts can call nonemergency police dispatch at 785-843-0250 or report anonymously through Crime Stoppers by calling 785-843-8477.


Welcome to the new LJWorld.com. Our old commenting system has been replaced with Facebook Comments. There is no longer a separate username and password login step. If you are already signed into Facebook within your browser, you will be able to comment. If you do not have a Facebook account and do not wish to create one, you will not be able to comment on stories.