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|Probable Cause Found in Hotel Assault Case
|A Galesburg man claims he didn't help assault a man during an incident at a hotel earlier this year.
But nevertheless, Knox County Circuit Court Judge James Stewart Tuesday found probable cause for 23-year old Jamie Campbell to be tried on felony charges including two counts of robbery, and two counts of Aggravated Battery.
Galesburg Police Officer Andrew Musser testified during the hearing that Campbell is one of three males who allegedly entered a room at the America's Best Value Inn on the Public Square in early February, and assaulted a man who came out of a bathroom there.
A woman Campbell claims his girlfriend along with another woman were there with the man.
Campbell claims he went to the room that night with several others because he had been invited to a party.
But after waiting for a short period of time, Campbell and the others, police say, allegedly committed the assault, with Campbell allegedly holding down the man.
During a testy exchange Tuesday with Knox County State's Attorney John Pepmeyer, Campbell claimed he didn't do anything, and when the victim was assaulted, he ran out, because he didn't want to be involved with it.
Stewart said he doesn't know if Campbell did it or not, but that's for a jury to decide.
Stewart did allow Campbell's bond to be reduced from $75,000 dollars to $50,000, though that's not the amount public defender Karl Johnson asked for.
Campbell will be back in court May seventh for a pre-trial conference.
One of the people who allegedly committed the assault remains wanted by police.
|03 07 12 by Newsroom
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