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Criminal Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Murder, Public Intimidation and Retaliation - Tuesday, September 26, 2017

 

DATE:            TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
TO:                  ALL MEDIA OUTLETS
FROM:            SHERIFF LELAND FALCON
SUBJECT:      CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT FIRST DEGREE MURDER,

                        PUBLIC INTIMIDATION AND RETALIATION

 

CHRISTOPHER CAMPBELL

                          

 

ASSUMPTION – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Christopher Campbell, 21, of 108 David Street, Pierre Part, LA, on charges alleging that he conspired with another or other individual (s) to murder two officials involved in the day to day operations of the Criminal Justice System in the 23rd Judicial District, specifically Assumption Parish.

 

In late August of 2017, Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Detectives received information that Campbell, who was already in jail on unrelated charges, had hashed out a plot to kill the officials, as he was disgruntled about the slow progression or prosecution of charges that were pending against him.  Additionally Campbell directed general threats to a 23rd Judicial District Court Judge.

 

Detectives interviewed potential witnesses and conducted other means of investigation to substantiate the allegations.

 

Detectives established sufficient probable cause to apply for arrest warrants charging Campbell.

 

The suspect was booked on counts of:

           

            *Criminal Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Murder (Two Counts)

 

            *Public Intimidation and Retaliation

 

At the time of Monday’s arrest, Campbell was being held on charges of fraudulent portrayal of a law enforcement officer or firefighter and following too closely.  Campbell had been in the Assumption Parish Detention Center since March 24, 2017.

 

Campbell is awaiting a bond hearing on the new charges.