Clinton man arrested on weapons charges

CLINTON — A Clinton man is facing two felony charges for his alleged role in the firing of a gun.

Corey L. Campbell-Crawford, 28, 550 Fourth Ave. South, No. 4, is charged with one count of intimidation with a dangerous weapon, a Class C felony, and one count of going armed with intent, a Class D felony. One count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, a Class D felony, was not filed due to no probable cause being found since there was no evidence in the court affidavit of Campbell-Crawford being a convicted felon.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. July 16.

According to the affidavit, at 8 p.m. July 6, officers were dispatched for a possible shooting. An officer upon arrival observed two women in the middle of Second Avenue South. One of the women was on the ground. She was not injured but was very emotional.

The officer moved to a man he had prior contact with. The man was not hurt. He said Campbell-Crawford came into the residence and into the man’s bedroom. The man said Campbell-Crawford pointed a pistol at him. The man continued that Campbell-Crawford accused him of stealing from children. The man said Campbell-Crawford attempted to strike the man. The man was able to block the strike.

The man said he was able to get his hands on the weapon and a struggle with Campbell-Crawford ensued. The man said during the struggle, Campbell-Crawford pulled back the slide on the gun. The gun fired. The man said the struggle continued until police arrived. The man then let go of the gun. Campbell-Crawford took the gun and headed toward the back of the residence. The man’s girlfriend witnessed Campbell-Crawford with the gun. She also witnessed the struggle.

The man said Campbell-Crawford was still in the residence. A black male in a teal-colored shirt, fade blue jeans and with dreadlocks walked by the man and the officer. The man did not say anything until the black male got into a vehicle. The man then said that person was Campbell-Crawford. Campbell-Crawford was removed from the vehicle and secured in handcuffs. He was transported to the Clinton Police Department.

A woman inside the residence said she was in the dining room area when she witnessed Campbell-Crawford enter the residence. She heard the struggle and subsequent gunshot. She observed Campbell-Crawford go toward the kitchen. The woman said the back door was blocked by several boxes and could not be opened. She told the officer the gun was in the back of the residence.

The officer was able to push open the door going to the back porch and was able to observe what appeared to be a black semi-automatic pistol with the barrel facing south toward the kitchen. An officer said a bullet casing was still in the gun. An officer located a bullet hole in the floor of the bedroom where the male said the fight occurred, according to court records.