Gunfire erupts during argument; Cumby man charged
Faith Huffman | News-Telegram News Editor

June 17, 2005 - An ongoing dispute between neighbors resulted in a 48-year-old Cumby man being charged with deadly conduct after he allegedly fired four shots at the road near his neighbor Sunday. The neighbor sustained only minor cuts from debris which flew up when the shots hit the ground, but two tires on his tractor were deflated.

The incident was first reported to sheriff’s deputies as a disturbance in progress in the middle of County Road 1130 shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday. Upon arrival, deputies learned that Boyd Earle Campbell Jr., 48, had engaged in a verbal argument with his neighbor that stemmed from an ongoing dispute.

The verbal altercation reportedly escalated to the point that Campbell fired four shots from a gun toward the ground, with at least two of the shots resulting in the two tires on the neighbor’s tractor being flattened. The neighbor reportedly sustained minor cuts from debris that flew up from the roadway, according to reports.

Investigators were contacted and, after further investigation, Cpl. Jimmy White and reserve deputy Mike Matthews arrested Campbell on charges of deadly conduct – discharging of a firearm.

In an unrelated case, sheriff’s officers picked up 40-year-old Carmela Doloris Baker, (also known by the last name Becker) and her 19-year-old daughter Jennifer McGlothlin early Monday at the Limestone County jail, where they were being held for Hopkins County.

Baker and McGlothlin were charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon as the result of an incident in which they are alleged to have taken a Hispanic man down a county road on May 21 where they were to perform “sexual acts,” according to Investigator Deputy Lewis Tatum.

The two women reportedly produced a sawed off 12 gauge shotgun and, at gunpoint, robbed the victim of all of his possessions. Deputy Daniel Winn, Cpl. Eddie Moon and Sgt. Todd Evans recovered evidence from the scene that enabled Tatum to obtain first-degree felony warrants for the women’s arrests late last week.

The Como women were picked up in Limestone County over the weekend after a computer check turned up the Hopkins County warrants.

Deputies returned the women early Monday, and the pair was being interviewed late Monday morning by investigators.

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