The Hazel Green man who allegedly tried to break into a house, then escaped police before he was arrested in Iowa two weeks later, faces three felony counts and one misdemeanor charge.
Charges of burglary, fleeing or eluding an officer, hit and run involving injury, and theft of up to $2,500 are pending against Jeffrey D. Campbell, 34.
Campbell faces up to 16 years in prison and fines of up to $35,000 on the burglary and fleeing charges, plus nine months in jail and a fine of up to $10,000 on the theft charge. The charges were filed as repeater offenses, which could add another 12 years to his felony sentences.
Campbell already has been fined $9,981.50 on the 11 traffic charges he faced after a police chase April 10.
Campbell pleaded no contest May 13 to charges of operating without a valid license causing injury, operating without a valid license causing property damage, failing to notify police of an accident, reckless driving endangering safety, unreasonable and imprudent speed, operating left of center, operating without a valid license, violating an accident report requirement, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, failure to stop at a stop sign, and improper parking on a roadway.
Police were called to a Reddy Drive residence April 10 around 8:40 a.m. on a report that someone had tried to enter a house. A police officer tried to talk to the owner of a parked car in the area, but the driver sped off, according to police.
The car then hit an occupied vehicle at the intersection of West Main Street and Elm Street, and the car continued west until it became inoperable at West Main Street and Washington Street, according to police.
After a report that Campbell was heading north on foot, police asked Westview Elementary School to lock down. The lockdown ended after a half-hour.
Campbell is on extended supervision after he pleaded guilty to a Jefferson County burglary charge in April 2011. He served one year in prison, according to court records.