A Shreveport woman who acted as her own counsel in Caddo District Court was convicted this week on a drug-related gun charge.
Melody Ann Wilson, 60, was found guilty Wednesday, September 21, 2016, of illegal carrying of a weapon, a handgun, while in possession of marijuana, a controlled dangerous substance. She was arrested August 23, 2014, by Shreveport police following a traffic stop.
The case was before Caddo District Judge Charles Tutt. The verdict from the eight-woman, five-man jury (with one male alternate juror) was unanimous.
Wilson faces up to 10 years in prison at hard labor and will return to court for sentencing on October 3, 2016.
The prosecutor was Caddo Parish Assistant District Attorney Janet Silvie. While Wilson acted as her own counsel, she had as standby counsel Richard Fisher with the Caddo Parish Public Defender’s office.