Shotgun incident results with one in jail near Strawtown in Noblesville


A Noblesville-area resident is in the Hamilton Co. Jail after a shotgun firing incident near the Strawtown Auction Barn, north of Noblesville.

Hamilton Co. Sheriff’s Office deputies and Indiana State Police Troopers peacefully resolved the situation in the 23000 block of Ind. 37 in the evening hours of Nov. 15.

Deputies were first dispatched to the location just before 8 p.m. on a report of a vehicle being shot at by a homeowner in the area. Members of the Sheriff’s Office and Indiana State Police Emergency Response Team concluded the incident at approximately 11 p.m.

Sheriff’s Office reports say Zachary Klock and Chandler Epps, both of Noblesville, were driving to in the 23000 block of Ind. 37 when an area resident, Michael J. Campbell, allegedly fired a shotgun at their vehicle. The two complainants stated they returned to the area a short time later and were shot at a second time before they called for police assistance. According to the report, Campbell initially refused to exit his residence when deputies arrived.

Patrol and K9 deputies along with members of the ISP Emergency Response Team responded to the area. Police say negotiators convinced Campbell to leave, taking him into custody. Police say no one was injured throughout the incident.

Michael J. Campbell was arrested and taken to the Hamilton Co. Jail on an initial charge of Criminal Recklessness with a bond of $10,000.