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Man Charged in April Incident at 'Miss America' Party Due in Court

A Southington man charged with threatening to use a shotgun after confronting a Greystone Drive resident while he was hosting a party with several Miss America competitor in April could enter a plea on Oct. 4.

Court officials said this week that they are anticipating a plea on Friday from a Lombardo Court man who allegedly confronted a coworker at his home in April, threatening to use a shotgun as the victim was hosting a party where several Miss America contestants were present.

Brandon Campbell, 28, is due back in Bristol Superior Court on Oct. 4 and could enter a plea to charges of possession of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, third-degree criminal mischief, second-degree breach of peace, second-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree threatening and carrying a dangerous weapon, according to court records.

Campbell and his wife, Jody Cambell, were each taken into custody on April 15 following an incident at the Greystone Drive home. Several Miss America participants were present at the time, police said.

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The police report said witnesses indicated that Jody Campbell first appeared at the door, refusing to leave and demanding money that "you owe us." Brandon Campbell appeared a short time later with a shotgun, witnesses said.

Jody Campbell pled guilty to one charge of breach of peace and was sentenced to probation following the incident, court records show.

According to a report from the Southington Police Department, officers initially received conflicting stories and Brandon Campbell denied ever having a gun. Witnesses at the gathering told police not only did he have a gun, but that he had punched the window, causing the molding to break and the glass to fall out just before police arrived.

Police called for assistance and canines Roy and Damon were taken to the scene where they conducted a search.

Roy found a pistol-grip shotgun tucked into the bushes outside of the home, the police report said, and Damon discovered a five dollar bill and straw, both which tested positive for cocaine, as well as an unidentified blue pill.

The couple told police they were owed money for "a business deal," but the report did not say what that alleged transaction was.

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Mike September 29, 2012 at 11:56 AM
Did your records show that the defendant drop charges and sent letters to the court. Friends with the family and interesting charges got dropped guilty yourself of Johnny Mac!

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