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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of North Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 9, 2015

Harnett County Man Found Guilty Of Kidnapping, Use Of A Firearm In A Crime Of Violence, And Felon In Possession Of A Firearm

WILMINGTON – United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced today that a jury convicted BRADLEY CAMPBELL, 23of Harnett County, North Carolina, of kidnapping, use and carrying of a firearm during a crime of violence, and of being a felon in possession of a firearm.  The jury returned its verdict following a trial in federal court before United States District Judge James C. Fox.

Following a domestic dispute which had occurred previously in the day, CAMPBELL, in the early morning hours of January 17, 2014, entered the home in Spring Lake, NC he shared with a woman.  At the time, the home was occupied by 17-year old and 18 year old males, the woman, her oldest child, and two younger children of both CAMPBELL and the woman.  The 18 year old victim was shot by CAMPBELL and held captive; the 17 year old male escaped; and the mother with an infant escaped approximately one hour later.  CAMPBELL, after repeated demands to law enforcement that they bring him marijuana, released the shooting victim approximately 5 hours after the violence began. The two additional children were released approximately 2 hours following that.  At sentencing, CAMPBELL faces a minimum of ten years and up to life imprisonment.

The events and scene were handled by the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office, and further investigation completed by the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.  The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office provided forensic assistance.

Updated July 14, 2015