On 02-09-2015 at about 3:00 p.m. a Humboldt County Sheriff Office Deputy responded to a neighbor dispute at a residence located in the 19600 block of Highway 36, Swains Flat. The dispute was over one neighbor refusing to remove their trailer off the other neighbor’s property. When the deputy arrived on scene he witnessed one of the neighbors named, Andrew Boyce Campbell age 45, yelling at his neighbor over the trailer being parked on his property.
When the deputy was speaking to Campbell he recognized him from prior law enforcement contacts. The deputy knew Campbell was on felony probation with and search and seizure clause. Campbell was on felony probation due to an arrest in 2013 for possession of methamphetamine and possession of a stolen handgun.
The deputy told Campbell he was going to search his residence and his person, because of his felony probation status. Campbell then took off running towards his residence. The deputy yelled at Campbell numerous times to stop. Campbell ignored the deputy’s commands and ran inside of his residence and shut the door. The deputy pursued Campbell into the residence by forcing the front door open.
Once inside of the residence the deputy ordered Campbell to the ground. Campbell refused the deputy’s commands. Campbell then attempted to strike the deputy with his fist. The deputy then attempted to force Campbell to the ground to make an arrest. Campbell was able to break free from the deputy’s control. The deputy told Campbell numerous times to quit resisting arrest, but Campbell refused to comply with the deputy’s commands. The deputy then deployed his assigned Taser unit striking Campbell in the chest area with the Taser probes. The Taser with effective in making Campbell drop to the ground. The deputy was able to then place Campbell into custody without further incident.
The deputy then searched Campbell’s residence. The deputy located a loaded .357 caliber, Colt Python; loaded with hollow points and a small amount of methamphetamine. Campbell was transported to a local hospital for medical clearance, prior to being booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility, since Campbell was struck by a Taser.
Campbell was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance, obstruct/resist an executive officer and for violation of probation. Campbell’s has no bail, due to his violation of probation charge. The deputy was not injured in this incident.
Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.
Mike Downey, Sheriff