by: Sara Whaley Updated:
TULSA, Okla. - Police are on guard at St. Francis Hospital and will be for some time. The man accused of preying on women for almost an entire month is lying unresponsive in a hospital bed.
Tulsa police held a news conference Thursday to announce the development in the serial sexual assault case.
“Today charges were presented on a person who was accused of committing seven sexual assaults,” said Chief Chuck Jordan.
Jordan said police have evidence to prove 30-year-old Desmond Campbell is the serial assault suspect.
Campbell was in a serious accident at I-44 and Sheridan early Sunday morning. Officials said the wreck occurred just 10 minutes after a rape was reported.
If Campbell survives the accident, Jordan said he’ll face a slew of charges in Tulsa County.
Mayor Dewey Bartlett was at the news conference and thanked the department multiple times.
“For once again showing us that this behind-the-scenes grunt work is so necessary to not only solve crimes, but arrest suspected criminals,” Bartlett said.
Jordan credited his team of officers and the public for their constant vigilance in the case.
Hundreds of Crime Stoppers tips flooded the police station in recent weeks.
“I will tell you that these tips have led us to several other people who are committing crimes so they are not wasted in any way, shape or form,” Jordan said.
Jordan said they are still checking leads on people who weren’t connected to the serial assault cases, but were possibly a part of other crimes.