Suspect Scott Campbell In Custody However Motive Stays A Thriller – CBS Denver

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Two bombs went off within a mile of each other in Aurora neighborhoods in two weeks. The suspect, 44-year-old Scott Campbell, is currently in custody, but it’s still unclear why the two locations were chosen – and residents of the area are shaken.

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In the first incident, an explosive device was detonated near East Mansfield Avenue and South Reservoir Road on December 25, 2020 at around 5:30 a.m. The explosion damaged two houses.

The second explosion occurred on Jan. 7 at around 4:45 a.m. in the 4600 block of South Pagosa Circle – near South Buckley Road and East Wagontrail Parkway. This explosion damaged a house.

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“It happened right at a bus stop, my kid’s bus stop, she is in middle school,” said Sarah Hayden. “It’s scary to think that children could be at a bus stop and a bomb could go off.”

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Campbell was detained on January 15 in a house on Uravan Street just blocks from the first Christmas morning explosion.

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The affidavit was sealed when the case went to trial.

Campbell now faces eight crimes, including murder and arson. When he first appeared in court, his bond was fixed at $ 1 million.

“We are glad that we took this dangerous person into custody before anyone was seriously injured or killed,” Aurora Police Department said in a statement.

Although the streets are quieter tonight, some like Hayden still feel alarmed.

“With all of this, I wouldn’t mind seeing a patrol car with kids getting on and off buses,” said Hayden.

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