Man charged with attempted murder in connection with aurora explosions

AURORA, Colorado (KDVR) – Aurora Police Department announced Saturday morning that a man had been arrested and charged in connection with two recent explosions. The arrest comes after local and state law enforcement officers spent hours at the suspect’s home on Friday night.

According to the APD, 44-year-old Scott Alan Campbell was arrested at 11 p.m. on Friday at his home at 3563 S. Uravan St. He is charged with attempted first degree murder, first degree arson, and possession of a gun by a previous perpetrator.

After hearing the news of his arrest, Campbell’s neighbors had mixed feelings about him.

“Shocked, you never know people you are in touch with,” said neighbor Andy Starrett, adding, “To finally see the news this morning that he has been charged, it’s kind of an incredulous situation because he’s always Been busy working and building and making artwork and furniture and it’s like wow, you just never know. “

“He’s a roommate over there, he’s been there about 9 months,” said another neighbor, who doesn’t want to be identified. “Until all hours of the day and night, doesn’t say much, just stay to yourself.”

Campbell is being held in Aurora Jail on a $ 1 million bond.

The explosions occurred on December 25th and January 7th.

The explosion on Christmas Day occurred around 5:30 a.m. People who lived near the 18000s block on East Mansfield Avenue said they heard the device go off. Two houses were damaged.

The January 7 explosion occurred around 4:45 a.m. in the 4600 block of South Pagosa Circle. That’s about a mile from the first event. A house was damaged in the second explosion.

The case is being investigated by APD, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and Aurora Fire Rescue. They belong to the agencies in the regional network for the enforcement of violence (RAVEN).

The 18th prosecutor will pursue the case.

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