Tyrel Lee Campbell (mug shot SCSO)


A man from Ozark man who was arrested with a loaded weapon and a backpack full of ammuniation in a store crowded with Black Friday shoppers has been sentenced to three years in prison.

Prosecutor Matt Selby says Tyrel Lee Campbell, 29, pleaded guilty to charges of unlawful use of a weapon after the prosecutor dismissed charges of possession of a controlled substance against him.
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Just two months ago authorities arrested Campbell after they were tipped off that he was headed to Wal Mart in Branson with the weapon. Branson West police chief Doug Rader had officers working security at the store who spotted Campbell near the Lawn and Garden section in a crowd of shoppers. 

According to court documents, "We [officers] approached the male the male from behind. I then quickly ordered the male away from Wal-Mart customers. As we enter an aisle the male began reaching for the inside of his coat pocket with his right hand. I then ordered the male not to reach for anything in his pocket and grabbed his right hand. I then asked Campbell where the gun was located and he replied, in my front pocket."

The arresting officers say Campbell told them he felt people were watching him and the customers at Wal-Mart were “were out to get him.”
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When Campbell was arrested he had 550 rounds of ammunition for the .22 handgun.  He also was in possession of "anti-government conspiracy literature."

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