February 28, 2019

Alabama Man Arrested on His Way to Court in Stolen Car

Leroy Campbell (64) of Saraland, Alabama was recently released from jail and expected to appear in
court Wednesday (February 27, 2019); however he was rearrested after he was spotted driving a stolen vehicle.

Wednesday, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office deputies spotted a stolen Honda Accord headed west on I-12 and a pursuit ensued. Eventually deputies, with the assistance of Louisiana State Police, were able to block the stolen vehicle on a roadway behind several local businesses. No one was injured in the pursuit and Campbell was taken into custody.

Campbell, who has a history of arrests for burglary and auto theft, was released from the St. Tammany Parish Jail Friday (February 22, 2019) and plead guilty Tuesday (February 26, 2019) on unrelated charges for felony possession of stolen property. He had paperwork in his possession indicating he was to appear again in 22nd Judicial Court Wednesday morning for a status hearing. The Honda was stolen from a Covington-area business. Video surveillance showed an unidentified black male leaving in the car, which had been left in the parking lot with the keys in the ignition.

Campbell was charged with Illegal Possession of Stolen Property, Improper Lane Use, Aggravated Flight from an Officer, Aggravated Obstruction of a Highway, No Seat-Belt, Driving Under Suspension, and Open Alcoholic Container.

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