County bans officer from jail

WINNSBORO – Winnsboro Police Chief John Seibles continues to maintain that he has had no complaints from the Fairfield County Detention Center or anyone else about Winnsboro police officer Lt. Peter Jackson in connection with an assault that occurred at the detention center involving Jackson and Andrew Campanelli, 31, a detainee Jackson arrested and brought to the jail on Oct. 8 for allegedly throwing a bottle of Mountain Dew at a convenience store clerk.

Teresa Lawson, Director of the Center, and Deputy County Administrator Davis Anderson confirmed on Monday that the County has banned Jackson from the jail since the Oct. 8 incident.

Seibles said he did receive a no-trespass notice for Jackson from the Center the week of the incident.

In an interview last week with The Voice, Seibles said Jackson had been assaulted by Campanelli and that he [Seibles] had not wanted to see the security film of the incident because he did not want to interfere with an investigation SLED is conducting into the incident.

Seibles said on Monday that he does not plan to view the video until the matter is resolved.

In the Detention Center incident, Campanelli was charged with resisting arrest and assault on a police officer while resisting arrest and released on a $3,000 bond. He was also charged with assault and battery, 3rd degree [a misdemeanor] for the convenience store incident and was released on a $275 bond. The Voice has submitted a Freedom of Information request to the County for a copy of the video of the Detention Center incident and all reports submitted to the County by the Detention Center that are related to the incident. The Voice has also requested a copy of the video of the convenience store incident.

The Detention Center incident is being investigated by SLED.