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Posted on Fri, Aug 3, 2012 : 5:59 a.m.

Police say man committed 2 armed robberies, 1 home invasion after leaving jail on bond

By Kyle Feldscher

On Feb. 3, Daniel Campbell promised Magistrate Thomas Truesdell he’d come back to court in exchange for leaving jail after he was arraigned on a home invasion charge.


Daniel Campbell

Courtesy of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office

But now warrants filed on Thursday morning show Campbell is a suspect in two armed robberies and a home invasion involving the theft of two firearms, according to court records. All of the crimes happened while he was out of jail on bond, records show.

Campbell, a 36-year-old Ann Arbor man, was arrested on May 14 on suspicion of breaking into a residence. He was charged with first-degree and second-degree home invasion and assaulting, resisting or obstructing a police officer two days later. During that arrest, Campbell ran from Ann Arbor officers after allegedly breaking into homes in the 700 block of Kingsley Street and the 1000 block of Fuller Street.

That chase went through the Huron River before Ann Arbor officers managed to put him in cuffs.

It came to light Thursday that Campbell also is accused of robbing an Ypsilanti Township Burger King, an Ann Arbor Subway and breaking into a Pittsfield Township home in a crime spree that started almost two months after his first arrest.

On March 31, Campbell was eating at the Burger King on Michigan Avenue in Ypsilanti Township, according to Sgt. Geoffrey Fox, of the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office.

“After eating, he allegedly jumped the counter and ordered employees to give him the money in the cash register, implying he had a handgun,” Fox said.

On April 3, just days later, Campbell allegedly walked into the Subway at 885 Eisenhower Parkway and hung out for a while, telling employees he was waiting for someone. Detective Bill Stanford, the initial lead investigator, said he then waited for all the customers in the store to leave and a worker to come clean the floor.


Ann Arbor police released this photo of a man leaving the Subway on Eisenhower after it was robbed. Police say the man is Daniel Campbell.

Courtesy of Ann Arbor police

When the worker went back through the employee entrance to go behind the counter, Campbell allegedly followed him and showed a handgun. He was given an undisclosed amount of money and fled the area on foot, according to Stanford.

The details on what happened in the May 7 home invasion in Pittsfield Township aren’t clear yet. Detective James Maudlin, the lead investigator for this case, was not immediately available for comment Thursday, but Campbell is charged with first-degree home invasion, two counts of larceny of a firearm and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Campbell faces a total of three armed robbery charges, two charges each of first-degree home invasion; second-degree home invasion; assaulting, resisting and obstructing a police officer and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and one count of false report of a felony spread across six different cases, according to court records.

Five of those six cases were committed after Truesdell gave him a $10,000 personal recognizance bond on Feb. 3. A phone call to Truesdell’s office seeking comment was not immediately returned Thursday afternoon.

Campbell was not yet arraigned on the new charges early Thursday afternoon, but was still lodged at the Washtenaw County Jail on a total of $75,000 in bonds. He’s scheduled to return to court to face pretrial hearings on three of his cases at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 29 in front of Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge Archie Brown.

Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for He can be reached at or you can follow him on Twitter.



Sat, Aug 4, 2012 : 5:10 a.m.

Why did you have to say he was from Ann Arbor? You NEVER do this when they are from Ypsi.


Fri, Aug 3, 2012 : 10:08 p.m.

Unfortunately, thanks to our legislators, all sentences will be concurrent, assuming he is convicted.


Fri, Aug 3, 2012 : 9:04 p.m.

This thug is a menace and has no business on the street. Lock him up and throw away the key! Truesdell needs to retire, now.


Fri, Aug 3, 2012 : 7:43 p.m.

Melinda Morris would be so proud of this magistrate!

Ron Granger

Fri, Aug 3, 2012 : 6:16 p.m.

If these allegations are true, it is like he got out of jail with an enormous appetite - for an all you can commit criminal buffet.

Jack Campbell

Fri, Aug 3, 2012 : 5:12 p.m.

He is definitely NOT a Campbell.

martini man

Fri, Aug 3, 2012 : 5:09 p.m.

I'll bet he got out on bail because the Court was convinced that he wasn't a flight risk, or posed any danger to society while awaiting trial. Worked out great didn't it ?? Nice to see justice prevailing in such a humane way.


Fri, Aug 3, 2012 : 4:33 p.m.

So if Washtenaw county jail is at maximum capacity, then maybe that "private jail" suggestion isn't such a bad idea. Ridiculous to keep releasing criminals back into society over and over again.


Fri, Aug 3, 2012 : 4:24 p.m.

Smokeblwr, just to play devils advocate, writing bad checks is a felony too.

Dog Guy

Fri, Aug 3, 2012 : 3:34 p.m.

To a magistrate, recidivism is job security.


Fri, Aug 3, 2012 : 1:45 p.m.

Magistrate Thomas Truesdell is a PROGRESSIVE! That is why he is Lenient with Criminals! Progressive Do not believe in Law & Order or a strong Military. Basically, they believe that YOU caused these people to commit the crimes by having too much money!


Sat, Aug 4, 2012 : 3:51 p.m.

Wrong. It has nothing to do with liberalism; it is a cliche that all liberals are not law and order types. Conservatives have also released or pardoned persons who many of us felt should not be free. It is a common sense thing.


Fri, Aug 3, 2012 : 1:40 p.m.

over populated jail.... no room at the inn. Sometimes they just have no room. So judges pick the worse offenders to keep in jail. Washtenaw county jail is at max. ..


Fri, Aug 3, 2012 : 9:05 p.m.

Build more jails!


Fri, Aug 3, 2012 : 1:39 p.m.

Come on now, it's expensive getting legal help. He was released so he could pay his legal bills. The Magistrate is just making sure the citizens are take care by the crimminal paying his court costs.


Fri, Aug 3, 2012 : 12:53 p.m.

bah he'll plead down to the least of the charges and the "Justice" system will roll over and take it, IF current trends continue. But that'll be ok right? All the savings on incarceration, lawyers, court right??


Fri, Aug 3, 2012 : 12:31 p.m.

He's trying his darndest to remove himself from society that's for sure (allegedly)


Fri, Aug 3, 2012 : 12:16 p.m.

This guy sort of looks like Iranian President Ahmadadinijad.


Fri, Aug 3, 2012 : 12:14 p.m.

I agree, with Pickfordick . Also, Campbell's crime spree seems to have escalated and now involves a gun. Perhaps Mr. Truesdell's past cases and outcomes should be looked at.


Fri, Aug 3, 2012 : 11:43 a.m.

It has been shown that Truesdell doesn't care and believes he is untouchable as a magistrate....he has a history of low or no bond in many cases and then we have to hope that the person does not re offend.......

Michigan Man

Fri, Aug 3, 2012 : 11:18 a.m.

Our criminal justice system is really screwed up these days. With all the lawyers and money spend on this, that and everything one would think our system would produce better results!


Fri, Aug 3, 2012 : 10:35 a.m.

Yay recidivism!!!


Fri, Aug 3, 2012 : 10:31 a.m.

I think Magistrate Thomas Truesdell owes us an explanation as to why he is so lenient on these criminals. What good does it do for our fine police officers to risk their lives catching criminals when judges like Magistrate Thomas Truesdell allow them to walk out of jail before going to court. we the citizens are paying the price for this. Maybe Magistrate Thomas Truesdell needs to collect some unemployment for a while.


Fri, Aug 3, 2012 : 12:17 p.m.

Non violenent? I'm pretty sure home invasion is a felony isn't it?


Fri, Aug 3, 2012 : 10:48 a.m.

Billy.....would you look at it differently if it were your home he invaded?


Fri, Aug 3, 2012 : 10:38 a.m.

To be fair his initial crime was a "non-violent" crime...and considering how over crowded the Washtenaw County jail has been for the past decade or so I'd rather the judge allow a non-violent offender out on bond than a violent one. At least it doesn't sound like there's a 10% stipulation on his current bond right now.