Allegation of assault in jail for Cass Tech QB Campbell

Steve Pardo and Oralandar Brand-Williams
The Detroit News

Detroit — The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is investigating an allegation Jayru Campbell assaulted somebody while in the Wayne County Jail.

Dennis Niemiec, spokesman for the Wayne County Sheriff's Office, confirmed Tuesday the development in the case of the Detroit Cass Tech quarterback. "There is an allegation of an assault in the Wayne County Jail and it involved Jayru Campbell and it's being investigated," he said.

Maria Miller, spokeswoman for the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office, said: "The warrant request was returned for further investigation by the Wayne County sheriff."

Campbell was arrested last week after an alleged assault of his girlfriend — just hours after serving jail time for body-slamming a school security officer. He was arraigned Tuesday morning on charges of violating his probation when he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend.

The 17-year-old stood mute for Tuesday's arraignment before Wayne County Circuit Judge Timothy Kenny, who adjourned the probation violation issue until Sept. 26, after a preliminary hearing is held Sept. 25 on the newer assault charges.

Campbell was remanded to the Wayne County Jail.

Campbell was arrested Friday after serving nearly two months in jail for the Jan. 22 body-slamming incident. After being released around noon, he allegedly confronted a 17-year-old girlfriend, grabbing her cellphone, trying to read her text messages and pushing her to the ground. He was arraigned Saturday for assault to do great bodily harm, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in jail or a $5,000 fine, domestic violence, a misdemeanor worth up to 93 days in jail and/or a $500 fine, and unarmed robbery, a felony punishable by up to 15 years in jail.

Campbell received a $350,000 cash bond.