Man released just 2 days after allegedly threatening family with gun | KOB 4

Man released just 2 days after allegedly threatening family with gun

Paul Reilly and Joseph Lynch
December 29, 2017 10:22 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Members of the Blaz family were in the process of piling into their car on Christmas night when a red truck pulled up.


That's when they say that, out of nowhere, a gun was pulled on them – and it wasn't a stranger holding it.

"Pretty freaked," Ginger Blaz said. "I mean, I was inside the house when it all went down. All I heard is, 'He's got a gun,' and I didn't know what to do. I ran upstairs and called 9-1-1 and not knowing…they're keeping me on the phone. So I don't know what's going on outside, if my family's OK."

Dominic and Ginger Blaz said the man who pulled the gun is Johnathon Campbell, who is dating the estranged mother of their grandchild.

"He had the gun pointed through the glass at me and what's when my sons grabbed him and I tackled him to the ground," Dominic Blaz said. "We wrestled the gun away – nobody got shot, thank God."

Dominic Blaz and his sons held Campbell down until the police arrived. They said while they were holding him, he was repeatedly saying he would be back when he got out to kill them all.

Campbell was arrested on charges of aggravated assault and child abuse. But court records show he was released on his own recognizance just two days later by Judge Christine Rodriguez.

Now the Blaz' say they can't rest or sleep peacefully.

"Fall asleep at five in the morning, usually about the time that she's getting up," Dominic Blaz said. "Our days are like that. We can't sleep."

The Blaz family told KOB Campbell isn't expected back in court again until late February. In the meantime, they've gone online using the Next Door app as well as Facebook to ask their friends and neighbors to be on the lookout for Campbell and his red truck.  







Paul Reilly and Joseph Lynch

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