Father of child missing for 5 months appears in court for drug charge
Update: Willie Wilson was found not guilty of murder. Read more here.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 26, 2015) – The father of a missing baby was in court Monday afternoon on an unrelated drug charge. Police are investigating the mysterious disappearance of baby Delano Wilson who has not been seen since August.
The baby was six-weeks-old when his father Willie Wilson reported him missing. During the investigation, Wilson told police an armed kidnapper took the baby. Wilson said someone took the baby from his arms while he walking in an alley near his home in the 500 block of Chase Street.
Around the same time his son went missing, police found marijuana on Wilson and arrested him. About five months later he appeared in court for a pretrial conference on that possession of marijuana charge.
CBS 4’s Liz Gelardi asked Wilson about his missing son, and if he would like to make a plea for the baby’s safe return.
“Not yet, one focus at a time. I gotta get rid of this and I will but for now no comment,” said Wilson.
In court Wilson pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana but the charges could be dropped. He entered into an agreement with the court requiring him to submit to random drug testing over the next 6 months. He will also have to perform 24 hours of community service. If Wilson complies with the terms of the agreement the case will be dismissed.
As for his missing baby, police said the investigation is still ongoing and active. Detectives have followed up on leads and exhausted all tips.
“The next step is just that piece of information that we need to take this in the right direction that’s what we’re waiting for,” said Bailey.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.