By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange announced in a written statement that two brothers from Hueytown were arrested for violent sex crimes. Jason Lee Campbell (age 31) and David Wesley Campbell (age 36) were both charged with first-degree kidnapping, first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy, first-degree robbery and attempted murder. According to AG Strange and District Attorney Arthur Green for the Bessemer Division of Jefferson County, the two brothers allegedly attacked a 40 year old woman during November 2009 at the 200 block of Eureka Place in Hueytown.
The warrants resulted from a joint investigation by the Attorney General’s Cold Case Unit, the Bessemer Division of the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, St. Clair County Sheriff Terry Surles and the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department Investigative Unit, and Hueytown Police Chief Charles Hagler and the Hueytown Police Department’s Detective Division. The case will be prosecuted by the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office.
Both of the brothers were already in jail on other matters. Special agents of the Attorney General’s Investigations Division served the warrants on May 30. David Wesley Campbell was being held at the Jefferson County Jail for probation violations stemming from a conviction for a 1998 sexual assault. Jason Lee Campbell was in the Shelby County Jail for violating his probation stemming from a property crime.
Bond was set at $500,000 for each defendant. All of the counts are class A felonies. If convicted, the defendants could face penalties life imprisonment for each of the five counts they have been charged with.
The Cold Case Unit is operated by the Alabama Attorney General’s Office, in partnership with the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences. The unit investigates violent sexual crimes that were previously closed from a lack of investigative leads. The Alabama Cold Case Unit is funded with a grant from the U.S Department of Justice and is headed by Alabama Assistant Attorney General Don Valeska.
The two brothers have only not been convicted and are presumed to be innocent until a court finds otherwise.