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Felon arrested without incident
Houston County Courier - March 2009
On Saturday, March 7, the Houston County Sheriff’s Office received a tip from a citizen reporting a wanted felon from Mountain Home, Baxter County, Ark.
The suspect, Randy Ray Campbell, 48, was reportedly staying in a travel trailer located on CR 1125, known as Creath Road.
He was reported to have previously been staying in a tent on the U.S Forest land and was armed and dangerous.
In the early morning hours on Sunday, March 8 the sheriff’s office and U.S. Forest Service developed a team of law enforcement officers who responded to a location on Hwy. 21 and FM 227.
A vehicle drove by the staging area and officers were aware that Campbell was in the vehicle.
As the vehicle turned into a private drive off Hwy 21, officers followed and Campbell was taken into custody without incident.
Campbell was wanted in Arkansas on several charges which included negligent homicide, probation violation for a manufacturing methamphetamine charge, and failing to register as a sex offender for an offense committed in 1984.
He had a previous conviction of escape from custody.
After the arrest, it was discovered that Campbell, who is a felon, had been in possession of three firearms. The U.S. Attorney’s Office is reviewing the case for federal firearms violations.
He was taken to Houston County Sheriff’s Office Jail and booked in on the charge of fugitive from justice.
He waived extradition in district court on Monday, March 9 and Baxter County Sheriff’s Office is making plans to take custody of him.