Casper police arrested a man in the early hours of Wednesday morning for an alleged assault, just a few hours after he had gotten out of jail.

Cory M. Campell, 34, was booked on a misdemeanor charge of simple assault.

Court documents say a Casper police officer went to an address on South Lincoln at about 7:45 p.m. Tuesday for a report of someone threatening to kill people.

Upon arrival, the officer spoke with a tenant who said a friend had asked to hide in the tenant's home from Campbell, who reportedly had just been released from jail for beating her up. The tenant allowed her friend to hide.

Campbell later showed up and banged on the door, yelling and screaming. The tenant told Campbell to leave. Campbell replied, "I will kill you and your family."

The tenant then opened the apartment door and told Campbell to leave. A neighbor then came out of his apartment to see what all the yelling was about, and the neighbor told Campbell to stop yelling at the tenant because "she was an old lady," court documents say.

Campbell then allegedly shoved the tenant in the chest. She would have fallen down the stairs had the neighbor not been there to catch her.

The tenant then stepped back in front of Campbell before he could go into her apartment, and she shoved him out of the doorway. The tenant said she was calling the cops, so Campbell took off.

The neighbor had recovered a plastic bag containing Campbell's belongings, which police logged for safekeeping.

An officer who was on routine patrol in the area of 12th and Beverly at about 1:15 a.m. saw Campbell, who appeared suspicious. The officer stopped and talked with him.

Campbell said he couldn't have assaulted anyone, because he had only been out of jail for five hours.

Police checked their computer system and found over 17 failure to comply/failure to appear warrants in Campbell's history. Due to the fact that he could be a flight risk and wouldn't appear in court, the affidavit says, police arrested him.

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