Rockdale County deputy fired weeks after stalking charges, allegations

James Campbell
James Campbell

Credit: Rockdale County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Rockdale County Sheriff's Office

A Rockdale County sheriff’s deputy was fired Monday, weeks after he allegedly stalked a woman and her daughter, Channel 2 Action News reported.

James Campbell, 56, was previously suspended following his May 29 arrest. Since then, two more people — another woman and a 17-year-old girl — also accused Campbell of stalking them, Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Yolande Lovingood-Moore told Channel 2. The victims came forward after learning about the previous allegations against Campbell.

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Campbell’s arrest stemmed from a May 19 complaint filed with the Office of Professional Standards, the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office said. There was an internal affairs investigation that was turned over to the criminal investigation division, according to the sheriff’s office. He was immediately suspended following the allegation before any charges were issued, Channel 2 reported.

The woman in the initial complaint alleged Campbell showed up to her home to harass her after she sent him a text, which said, “to no longer contact her or her daughter,” or “come by their house,” according to arrest warrants Channel 2 obtained.

Campbell then allegedly parked his car in front of their driveway, partially blocking them in, the arrest warrants said.

Before he was fired, Campbell had been written up for citizen complains and code of conduct and emergency vehicle policy violations, according to his personnel file and disciplinary history obtained by Channel 2.

Campbell, who became a certified deputy in the fall of 2016, has had disciplinary action reports for code of conduct, emergency vehicle policy and citizen complaints.

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