Cody Wilson brought back in Texas, out on bond (VIDEO)
By Chris Eger
3D gun developer Cody Wilson was brought back to the U.S. by federal agents and was handed over to state authorities in connection to a sexual assault charge.
Wilson, 30, was returned to the U.S. over the weekend from Taiwan after local immigration authorities reportedly took him into custody and expelled him from that country late last week. Booked into the Harris County Jail in Houston early Sunday, he was released on a $150,000 bond.
“We are glad that Cody is back in Texas again where we can work with him on his case,” said Wilson’s attorney, Samy Khalil of the Houston-based firm of Gerger, Halil and Hennessy. “That’s our focus right now, representing our client and preparing his defense.”
The head of Austin-based Defense Distributed, Wilson has been in the eye of a hurricane of controversy over downloadable gun files that could be completed through additive manufacturing processes such as 3D printers. Since 2013, he and allied pro-gun and free speech advocates have fought to be able to release the files, a prospect that was nearing a resolution through a planned settlement with the U.S. State and Justice Departments only to be halted last month by a court order brought by a