At around 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, a Missoula Police officer observed a male walking down the street near the intersection Palmer and North Russell. The officer recognized that male as 39-year-old Roy Campbell. Police Public Information Officer Travis Welsh explains.

“Mr. Campbell had a warrant issued for his arrest for two counts of assault with a weapon and one count of partner or family member assault. The original report was made very early Sunday morning. Officers responded to the report of a disturbance involving a knife. Mr. Campbell left the scene before officers arrived. On Wednesday, the officer attempted to make contact with Campbell, but Campbell turned and ran from the officer. Other responding units quickly established a perimeter and Campbell was located a short distance away from where he was initially observed. He was taken into custody without incident.”

On Sunday, law enforcement responded to a reported stabbing at a residence on South 4th street and they observed a woman standing in the living room holding a cloth to her neck. According to court documents, the woman’s neck was actively bleeding in two locations. She reported that Campbell attacked her in her bedroom. Campbell allegedly threw her down on the ground and came down on top of her, straddling her body. He then began cutting her chin, throat and neck area. Officers observed lacerations to the left side of her jaw and scrapes on her neck. Stitches were required to close the laceration on her jaw.

After further investigation, officers located a second female victim. She was crying and holding a bloody rag on her wrist. She stated she heard the other female victim scream for help. She went to the original victim’s bedroom and saw the defendant on top of her with his hands around her neck. The second victim pushed Campbell off of the first victim and then hit him. Campbell then cut the second victim’s wrist and stabbed her left shoulder. The first victim then pushed Campbell away from the second victim. The second victim then ran upstairs and called 911. Campbell now faces three separate assault charges.