Fort Gordon sergeant arrested on pimping charge

Friday, April 17, 2009 8:34 AM
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Columbia County authorities have arrested a Fort Gordon sergeant on charges of pimping and pandering after a search of his home Thursday, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman said.

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Staff Sgt. Patrick Campbell, 29, was arrested after Columbia County deputies, along with officers from Fort Gordon’s Criminal Investigative Division, the Grovetown Department of Public Safety and the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office searched Sgt. Campbell’s home in the 600 block of Lory Lane in Grovetown, said Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris.

Officers seized “computers, bank records and miscellaneous paperwork” during their search of Sgt. Campbell’s home, Capt Morris said. Capt Morris said he was told by Army investigators who initiated the investigation that Sgt. Campbell’s arrest “is not a small part of a larger operation,” but is believed to be an isolated “sting” that included advertisements on the online classified site Craigslist.

Craigslist has been implicated in recent weeks in prostitution stings nationwide, including 21 arrests Wednesday in Detroit for prostitution and pandering, and two arrests for pimping Thursday at an Atlanta hotel.

Sgt. Campbell, who is being held at the Columbia County Detention Center, is charged with on one count each of pimping and pandering. His bond is set at $4,200, according to jail records.

Marla Jones, a spokesman for Fort Gordon, confirmed that Sgt. Campbell is assigned to the 513th Military Intelligence Brigade at Fort Gordon, and referred all questions about the investigation to the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command in Fort Belvoir, Va.

Jeffrey Castro, a public affairs specialist with the command, said the investigation is “ongoing, and to protect the integrity of the investigation we can’t release any details at this time.

“I can’t comment on anything regarding the investigation,” Mr. Castro said.

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userone
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userone 04/17/09 - 07:50 am
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Pimping in Columbia County. I

Pimping in Columbia County. I thought I have seen it all

sueboo418
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sueboo418 04/17/09 - 07:57 am
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In perfect Columbia

In perfect Columbia County???? It just can't be!!

augusta49
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augusta49 04/17/09 - 07:58 am
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This isn't the first lately.

This isn't the first lately. There was a pimping/pandering ring that was arrested in Columbia county this year. Also, WHERE IS HIS PICTURE????????????????????????

Brad Owens
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Brad Owens 04/17/09 - 07:59 am
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"Pimping ain't easy, but it

"Pimping ain't easy, but it sho is fun..." Easy E. NICE picture. The 513th is my old unit! When we were overseas we always heard rumors about prostitution rings inside the military there. I would like to know the whole story on this one. I wonder if it was other military members he was pimping.

HYPOCRITES 08
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HYPOCRITES 08 04/17/09 - 08:03 am
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Hell, I thought all the Pimps

Hell, I thought all the Pimps had retired with Ice T?

jackfruitpaper833
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jackfruitpaper833 04/17/09 - 08:06 am
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I wonder was he pimping rides

I wonder was he pimping rides LOL...

stillamazed
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stillamazed 04/17/09 - 08:09 am
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I've read it all.....wonder

I've read it all.....wonder if business was good?

sugarbutton
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sugarbutton 04/17/09 - 08:21 am
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This isn't a first for the

This isn't a first for the military. In the 70's a high ranking individual was offered early retirement in lieu of charges. Sadly, he made a mess of his life and his family's life, but they forged on.

Edward1968
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Edward1968 04/17/09 - 08:37 am
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Back in the 1960's there were

Back in the 1960's there were about 3 or 4 officers at Fort Gordon who were going around in the early morning hours stealing womens' underwear off clotheslines and going into a wooded area near Gate 5 and dressing up some sort of manequin/doll. I won't go into what they were doing next.

LadyCisback
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LadyCisback 04/17/09 - 08:41 am
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Oh yeah!!!!.. The army's

Oh yeah!!!!.. The army's finest!!.. he is assigned to the intelligence brigade.. this was not a very INTELLIGENT move!!

LadyCisback
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LadyCisback 04/17/09 - 08:42 am
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and he is not even a handsome

and he is not even a handsome man!!!.. yuck!!

toldya
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toldya 04/17/09 - 08:57 am
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Intelligence brigade- oh- I

Intelligence brigade- oh- I feel so much safer now. He wasn't that intelligent was he?

themaninthemirror
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themaninthemirror 04/17/09 - 09:09 am
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Maybe he was just trying to

Maybe he was just trying to supplement his income with a ----side business, or should that be a front, or rear ---whatever! Just goes to show what is done in the dark, or the woods, or where ever, will soon come to light.

toldya
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toldya 04/17/09 - 09:10 am
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mirror man: first line

mirror man: first line cracked me up

Ode to Augusta
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Ode to Augusta 04/17/09 - 09:42 am
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Where is his velvet hat and

Where is his velvet hat and cane? Pimpin' ain't easy on Craigslist!

mieshel
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mieshel 04/17/09 - 10:02 am
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Lady: the pimp don't have to

Lady: the pimp don't have to be cute, just have women dumb enough to work for him

justus4
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justus4 04/17/09 - 10:14 am
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Another attempt by the
Unpublished

Another attempt by the non-minority-media (nmm) to create a story that may, or may not be true. A non-minority female probably made the charges and the police believe her story and "they" are working to create findings accordingly. And the brotha MUST not get legal expertise locally because that would be a certain conviction.

chey
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chey 04/17/09 - 10:26 am
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where is pimpin pat's pimp

where is pimpin pat's pimp hat. I thought it was mandatory that all pimps had to wear purple pimp hats with a leapard scarf.

Ode to Augusta
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Ode to Augusta 04/17/09 - 10:37 am
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Wow justus4 can even support

Wow justus4 can even support prostitution when it keeps a "brotha" down. Pathetic.

420Time
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420Time 04/17/09 - 10:48 am
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Justus4-get over it. The man

Justus4-get over it. The man got caught and while I know he is presumed innocent quit making everything racial.

bone
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bone 04/17/09 - 10:53 am
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i thought the AWM was behind

i thought the AWM was behind everything - now there is a NMM, too? how does BET (AMM) fit into the grand scheme?

YESWECAN
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YESWECAN 04/17/09 - 10:53 am
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omg...i have seen and heard

omg...i have seen and heard it all now...this just too much for me...a pimp??!!..this guy...lmao

rufus
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rufus 04/17/09 - 11:25 am
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I bet his ride has curb

I bet his ride has curb feelers

Cujo
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Cujo 04/17/09 - 12:09 pm
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*singing* You know it's hard

*singing* You know it's hard out here for pimp. Economy so bad it'll make you sick. Soldiers needin' money for that rent. So they sending ladies out to turn some tricks.

Signal Always
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Signal Always 04/17/09 - 12:16 pm
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Ok, I'm starting to believe

Ok, I'm starting to believe HYPO. No way in hell is Justus black. If he is, we need to distance ourselves from that fool as soon as possible. Tell the truth, Justus, you're a white redneck who's trying to play to all the stereotypes society amplifies in order to make black people look like idiots.

MS_ALEXIS
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MS_ALEXIS 04/17/09 - 12:19 pm
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cujo lmfao

cujo lmfao

stillamazed
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stillamazed 04/17/09 - 12:24 pm
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What does non minority have

What does non minority have to do with anything Justus, you are so frigging predjudice it isn't even funny, he was caught in a sting from Craigslist, perhaps he should have advertised in a minority paper then he wouldn't have got caught. He is a disgrace to the fine men and women who service the military and leave it to you to try to defend him only because he is a minority. Wrong is wrong regardless of color.

toldya
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toldya 04/17/09 - 12:42 pm
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5:00smwhr: excellent post

5:00smwhr: excellent post

swopslash
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swopslash 04/17/09 - 01:07 pm
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One way or another, all men

One way or another, all men pay for sex. Remember fellas. You're not paying for the sex itself--you're paying them to leave when it's done.

whogivesarip
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whogivesarip 04/17/09 - 01:12 pm
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if he had donated part of

if he had donated part of that to charity he would be fine...

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