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Former Representative Noel Campbell is accused of domestic violence by his wife in a police report.

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  • Noel Campbell finished his last term in the Arizona State Legislature this month. 
  • Between Christmas and New Years, Campbell and his wife, Mary Beth Hrin, allegedly had an altercation
  • Mary Beth Hrin reported the incident to the Police Department
  • Police Report included.
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Mary Beth Hrin alleges domestic abuse from her husband, Noel Campbell

According to a Prescott Police Report, dated 12/29/20, former Noel Campbell’s wife, Mary Beth Hrin, reported an alleged incident of spousal abuse that occurred before she arrived at the Police Department. 

According to Legal Beagle, "A police report is the physical record of an incident deemed to be illegal or potentially illegal. It is taken by a representative of a police department and filed according to said department's procedure. It is also known as an 'incident report.’”
By law, in Arizona, police reports are public records.

At first, Hrin identified herself as Meredith, and refused to give her real name or address, Officer Chad Worthen stated. Worthen described her as, “…extremely nervous and anxious. The female kept looking around for somebody and appeared to be scared.”

Campbell, who represented LD1 in the Arizona State Legislature for three terms, is now seeking to fill the Prescott City Council vacancy, created when Councilwoman Billie Orr resigned for health reasons, effective January 19. 

Campbell is a Vietnam vet, having served as a Naval Commander in the war. After he left the service, he was a Customs agent and a helicopter and tanker pilot fighting wildfires. 

After retiring, Campbell decided to go into politics. He met Mary Beth and they got married two years ago. 

In his report, Officer Worthen wrote, “The female would not identify the male to me but advised that he has political power. I asked the female if by political power she means sitting on City Council or higher. The female just looked at me and pointed her thumb in the up direction. The female eventually told me that the male had state political power. The female then advised me that the male is the state representative, Noel Campbell.”

Eventually, “Meredith” admitted her name was actually Mary Beth. 

The argument apparently started over something relatively minor about Christmas. First Campbell pushed her, Hrin said, then he pushed her again. When she fell, he became more violent, she claimed.

Officer Worthen tried to offer Hrin resources, but she declined and decided to go home to her apartment. 

The next day, Officer Terry Carroll was assigned the case. Officer Carroll called Hrin the next day, who said she did not want to provide further information.

According to Officer Carroll, Hrin said she believed the incident was medically related and that she believes that Campbell is in the beginning stages of dementia. She expressed a desire to handle the incident through medical professionals. 

Carroll spoke with Campbell, who did not appear to have any injuries. Because Hrin declined to move forward with the complaint, the case is currently in an inactive status.

When called before publishing this article, Hrin did not care to respond on the record, and Campbell did not answer.

Read the entire police report below.

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Last modified on Friday, 29 January 2021 09:07
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Lynne LaMaster

Lynne LaMaster is the Editor and Publisher of CopperState News. In her past life, she was the founder of a successful local news media publication in the Prescott area. She started CopperState News with the idea that local news deserves a statewide platform.

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