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Lauderdale County Man Sentenced To Life Without Parole

Updated: Sep 29, 2022

District Attorney Kassie Coleman announced today that Travis Contez Campbell, 34, was sentenced to serve a term of life without parole in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Last Wednesday, at the conclusion of a two-day trial, a Lauderdale County jury convicted Campbell, a violent habitual offender, of Burglary of a Dwelling. Circuit Judge Bo Bailey, conducted a sentencing hearing on Thursday, September 29, 2022.

The State of Mississippi submitted evidence of Campbell’s violent habitual offender status, pursuant to Mississippi Code § 99-19-83. Campbell had been previously convicted of five felony offenses with three of those convictions being violent offenses. Campbell was previously convicted of Possession of Cocaine, Felony Fleeing, two separate charges of Statutory Rape, and Burglary of a Dwelling.

“Campbell has repeatedly violated our laws and endangered our community. This verdict and sentence protect our community from further danger at the hands of this violent, habitual offender.” said District Attorney Kassie Coleman.

Campbell was arrested by the Meridian Police Department on April 15, 2019, for Burglary of a Dwelling. He was indicted in July 2019, but his trial had been postponed due to delays caused by the pandemic.

The Meridian Police Department investigated the case. The case was prosecuted by District Attorney Kassie Coleman and Assistant District Attorney Leslie Roussell.



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