A runaway fugitive from Baxter County has been captured and detained in Texas after being on the run since 2006 for a DUI charge.
Randy Ray Campbell, a 48-year-old from Gepp, Arkansas, was apprehended in Houston County, Texas. Campbell had failed to appear in Baxter County Circuit Court in December of 2006. His multiple charges at the time included: Negligent Homicide, Driving While Intoxicated, Reckless Driving, No Insurance, and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.
In his original arrest in 2006, Baxter County Deputies had encountered Campbell when they responded to a one-vehicle traffic accident on Baxter CR 782 on February 11th. That accident claimed the life of Nicole Crain of Gepp, who was a passenger in the vehicle. The vehicle had left the roadway and crashed into a tree. Authorities say deputies at the accident scene found evidence that alcohol had been involved in the crash.
At the time, the driver of the vehicle was unknown. Investigator Brad Lewis and Sgt. Bob Buschbacher conducted a follow-up, including interviewing other passengers and collecting blood samples inside the vehicle at the crash site for DNA comparative analysis. These samples were sent to the Arkansas Crime Laboratory for testing.
While conducting the investigation, Randy Ray Campbell had failed to register as a sex offender with the Sheriff’s Office. He was taken into custody for failure to do so on March 4, 2006. He was release on March 10, 2006 after posting a $10,000 bond.
The results were provided to investigators months later, who then matched the evidence and discovered Campbell as being the driver of the vehicle when the crash occurred.
Investigators obtained a warrant for Campbell’s arrest on Negligent Homicide, DWI, and other charges, and he was taken into custody again on August 17, 2006. He posted $15,000 bail and was released from custody on the same date. Campbell was not seen again, and he did not appear for court proceedings. The Circuit Judge issued a bench warrant for Failure to Appear on December 13, 2006 until he was recently discovered and captured.
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