MVPD officer Campbell charged with attempted rape, other crimes

Steve Chapman

Allen Campbell

Next court date Dec. 21 bond hearing for city employee accused of harassment, stalking of local woman

A Mt. Vernon Police officer is in custody after being accused of attempting to sexually assault a woman, preventing her from leaving his residence and later harassing her. Allen Campbell is charged with attempted rape, second-degree kidnapping, second-degree harassment and second-degree stalking.
According to the probable cause statement in the case, the victim came to the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office to report Campbell, stating he had been harassing her and stalking her.
The woman told a Lawrence County deputy sheriff that on Saturday, Nov. 18, she and Campbell got into an argument at Campbell’s house. She said that he was drunk and that he was going to drive to a relative’s house. The woman said she tried to keep Campbell from leaving due to his being inebriated, but then Campbell threw her onto a bed and attempted to take her clothes off. She said that she told Campbell “No,” but then Campbell had her legs pinned into the air with his body against hers.
The woman said that she told Campbell “No” again, and this time, Campbell replied, “Do you want me to do to you what I did to (redacted).”
After she was able to get Campbell off of her, the woman said, she went to her car, but Campbell followed her and grabbed the door so that she couldn’t leave.
The woman said she had another encounter with Campbell on Monday, Dec. 11, at a gas station. She had pulled into the parking lot and saw Campbell leaving. She went inside and saw Campbell walking up to her; she said that he wouldn’t leave her alone when she asked him to.
The woman said Campbell asked about her children and if he could see them. The woman said she told Campbell “No” and to stay away from her kids. After she paid for her items, the woman said, she got into her car as fast as she could and waited for Campbell to leave before she went to work.
The woman also said that she was mentally drained from the “harassment, stalking and being called all kinds of horrible names, and that she was trying to seek out mental help.
Campbell was booked into the Lawrence County Jail on Friday, Dec. 15, and held without bond. J. Patrick Sullivan was appointed to prosecute the case as a special prosecutor the same day.
Campbell was arraigned on Monday, Dec. 18. He is next scheduled to appear in court on Thursday, Dec. 21, for a bond hearing.
An inquiry to the Mt. Vernon Police Department regarding Campbell’s employment status received no reply as of press time.


Lawrence County Record

312 S. Hickory St.
Mt. Vernon, MO, 65712


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