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October 2, 2013

Mental evaluation ordered for Clark County gunman

Henry Campbell is accused of pointing loaded shotgun at Clark County Government Building

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JEFFERSONVILLE —

Jacobs said police documents show Campbell had pointed a shotgun at the government building, then added that “ ... no specific person was every in danger and he didn’t threaten anybody. We don’t know what happened yesterday. It is scary.”Jacobs said, at this point, he is more concerned with Campbell’s mental health than understanding his client’s motivation to bring the firearm to Jeffersonville and point it at the government building.

He said Campbell has shared “absolutely nothing” with him in regards to what his intentions were outside of the government building.

Jacobs said he has not asked Campbell what his recollection is of Tuesday’s incident.

Mull said only Campbell knows, at this time, what his motive was.

“We are still investigating exactly what his motivation was for being here,” Mull said. “What I can tell you is that he had a loaded shotgun. There was a round in the chamber. It was pointed at the building, at the exit area where government workers walk out.”

Following the drug test and mental health evaluation, Mull hopes he will have more information to understand Campbell’s actions Tuesday.

“I am doing everything I can to figure out what the dynamics were, what was going on,” he said. “We are continuing our investigation as to whether there were any motives he might have had to be here and harm someone.”

Jacobs said the case is almost a conflict for the attorneys involved as he and Mull were both in the Clark County Government Building during the incident.

“Nobody was really that scared. We just knew that we couldn’t get out, and that something was going on,” Jacobs said. “Nobody was in the corner shaking or anything like that.”

Jacobs said when the incident began, he was preparing to leave, but had to “find a comfortable place to sit and [camp] out for a bit” until Campbell was placed in police custody.

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