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MEDIA RELEASE – Aggravated Assault Arrest

Police Department Press Release

April 4, 2024

April 4, 2024
Released by Maj. B. Henderson


On Wednesday evening, April 3, 2024, at approximately 5:15 PM, law enforcement officers from the Pittsburg Police Department were dispatched to a residence in the 900 block of E. 8th Street, in Pittsburg, in reference to a report of a domestic disturbance incident. The reporting party advised the suspect was breaking into the house and that they were also armed with a knife.

Upon arrival, officers met with the victim in the front yard of the residence and were informed the suspect was still inside. Officers moved up to the front of the residence and observed a broken window pane, through which they saw the suspect inside, and then directed the suspect to exit the residence at gunpoint. The suspect, who was subsequently identified as 25-year-old Zach M. Camplin, of Pittsburg, was then taken into custody without further incident. A knife was located on Mr. Camplin’s person at the time.

After collecting additional information from the victim, Mr. Camplin was arrested for felony aggravated assault and felony criminal damage. Mr. Camplin was transported to the jail at the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office for booking, and is currently being held without bond.

This incident is still under investigation at this time. Anyone having information related to this incident is urged to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at (620) 231-1700, or at our automated tip line, (620) 231-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.