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Former Cass Tech football star Jayru Campbell charged after confrontation with police in Auburn Hills

(UKTN DETROIT) – Former Cass Tech and Ferris State football star Jayru Campbell was charged after police said he threatened staff at an Auburn Hills hospital and police while holding his 2-year-old daughter.

Campbell was charged Wednesday with fourth-degree child abuse, three counts of felonious assault on a police officer, disorderly conduct and trespassing. Campbell was placed on $30,000 cash bail.

Jayru Campbell

The Auburn Hills Police Department

The incident took place on December 25 at around 8:40 p.m. at Havenwyck Hospital. The police came to the hospital because of a report that someone was threatening the staff.

The suspect, identified as Campbell, was seen holding his daughter with a pair of scissors in his hand. According to police, he demanded that a family be released from hospital and also threatened to harm officers during the standoff.

Police say that after some time, Campbell finally put down the scissors and released his daughter before being taken into custody.

“I commend the actions of our officers, who were on the scene during this very dynamic situation,” Auburn Hills Police Chief Ryan Gagnon said in a statement. “The officers kept their composure and used time and space, which allowed them to de-escalate the situation and negotiate with the person. We are grateful for the outcome and that no one was injured in this incident.”

A preliminary examination is scheduled for January 17.



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