The original bassist for Panic! Police arrested the disco last month in Las Vegas on drug and gun charges.
Brent Wilson, 33, was admitted to the Clark County Detention Center in the early hours of January 23rd. He is charged with three cases of narcotic possession and one case of possession of a weapon by a prohibited person.
Wilson was a founding member of Panic! in the disco and played with the Las Vegas-born band until 2006.
He remained in jail in downtown Las Vegas on Friday, according to records, as he awaits a preliminary hearing on the case set for Wednesday morning.
Defense attorney Dustin Marcello, who represents Wilson, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that he was “working hard on a solution” and declined to comment.
According to his arrest report, he was stopped on the evening of January 22nd after driving three lanes without blinking and not giving in to oncoming traffic near Sahara Avenue and Fort Apache Road.
A Las Vegas police officer who was in the area at the time “had to hit the brakes to avoid a collision,” the officer wrote in the report.
During the traffic obstruction, the report said, officers identified the driver as Wilson, a criminal on probation and in violation of his curfew.
Court records show that Wilson pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance in July 2018 and was sentenced to one to three years probation.
When Wilson was taken into custody last month, the arrest report found “a white powder substance” and an unregistered pistol in the center console of his car, as well as a “small bag” of what appeared to be heroin in his pocket.
Criminals are prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm in Nevada.
Court records show that, in addition to his 2018 conviction, Wilson has raised no objections in at least three other Clark County cases – from charges ranging from resisting an officer to possession of drugs not intended for interstate trade. His crime history in the county dates back to at least 2010, four years after he and Panic! at the disco Split, according to the records.
Wilson told MTV in the summer of 2006 that he was “kicked out of the band. It was 100 percent a surprise to me. “
At the time, drummer Spencer Smith said the decision was “based on Brent’s lack of responsibility and the fact that he was not making musical progress with the band.”
Contact Rio Lacanlale at [email protected] or 702-383-0381. Follow @riolacanlale on Twitter. Review Journal contributor David Ferrara contributed to this report.