Campbell, out on bond, has previous conviction
Phillip Andrew Campbell, 26, of Venus, who was arrested on Oct. 6, 2017 for the murder of Alexandria Jade Wright, has been released on a $150,000 bond. That bond was lowered from $500,000, according to Johnson County online records.
In an investigation done by the Star, online police records show Campbell was arrested for soliciting a prostitute on April 24, 2013 in Oklahoma City. Campbell pled guilty and was released on bond. However, he failed to appear in court or pay fines, and has an active warrant for his arrest in Oklahoma, records show.
Wright was found dead on a motel room bed in Burleson by EMS technicians. According to postmortem findings, the cause of death was manual strangulation. Wright also had blunt force injuries to her face and “multiple scattered contusions to the lower extremities.”
Campbell was charged with murder and tampering with evidence with the intent to impair – first and third-degree felonies, respectively.
Wright’s family released this statement to the Star: “We as a family ask for prayers to receive justice for Jade. Phillip Campbell took her life with his bare hands and left a young daughter without a mother, and the rest of her family and friends behind to mourn this devastating loss that never should have happened. We hope and pray the fullest extent of punishment is laid upon him in the eyes of the law.”
Campbell’s hearing is set for 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 18 at the 413th District Court in Cleburne.