Campbell pleads guilty in attempted assault of police officer case

Published 11:26 am Thursday, December 29, 2022

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By JOYANNA LOVE | Managing Editor

Glenn A. Campbell III of Verbena has pled guilty in Circuit Court to attempted assault first degree, and criminal mischief first degree in a case stemming from attempted assault of a Chilton County Sheriff’s Office deputy in 2021.

The plea was accepted by the court on Dec. 8, and court documentation became available on Dec. 29.

According to court documentation from June 2022, Campbell purposely drove his vehicle into the patrol vehicle of CCSO Deputy Justin Mims.

Campbell had initially been charged with attempted murder and criminal mischief first degree for damage to the vehicle as well as being charged with resisting arrest. The charges were changed to attempted assault first degree and criminal mischief first degree during the court proceedings. According to the motion to allow a plea of guilt, the state will recommend a sentence of five years. The charge of resisting arrest was dismissed as a part of the court order accepting Campbell’s plea.

“The Court accepts the Defendant’s plea of guilt, and the Defendant makes application for probation,” the court order states. “No issues for appeal preserved.”

The probation hearing and sentencing in the case has been set for Jan. 26 at 10 a.m.

According to court documentation, Campbell, 21, applied for youthful offender status, but this was denied.