2017-12-06 / Front Page

Suspects apprehended, charges filed in June Cunot Cataract Road home invasion case

Corbin Lee Farley Corbin Lee Farley On Sunday morning, June 11, the Owen County Dispatch Center received a call of a home invasion at 6033 Cunot Cataract Road.

Today, two suspects face several felony charges in relation to that alleged crime.

Corbin Lee Farley, age 18, of Poland, is charged with robbery while armed with a deadly weapon (level 3 felony), burglary while armed with a deadly weapon (level 2 felony), theft (level 6 felony) and battery (level 5 felony).

Farley’s accomplice, 18-year-old Christopher Gage Campbell, of Cloverdale, is charged with robbery (level 5 felony), burglary (level 4 felony) and theft (level 6 felony).

According to the probable cause affidavits in the case, prepared by Owen County Sheriff’s Department Detective Captain Erich Teuton, the case reportedly began with the victim, Jerry Wolfe, waking to noises inside his home.

Wolfe, armed with a handgun, walked to the top of his staircase listening, when he heard noise coming from the bedroom behind him. According to the report, he turned and saw a male and started shooting at him. The homeowner stated that the male was armed with a long gun and after Wolfe fired several shots at the suspect, his gun jammed.

Christopher G. Campbell Christopher G. Campbell A struggle between the two ensued and the suspect, later identified as Corbin Farley, struck Wolfe in the side of the head with the weapon.

Once thought to be just one suspect turned, the attention turned to more than one after noticing a window screen out on the second floor.

Wolfe’s home, according to the officers, appeared to have been ransacked in an effort to locate items.

Deputies located live .22 caliber rounds and spent .32 caliber rounds, the latter from the weapon Wolfe used to defend himself. A .22 caliber rifle was found close to the back door. It was noted, by the victim, that a 12-gauge shotgun with a scope was missing from the home.

A neighbors surveillance video caught one of the suspects, later identified as Christopher “Gage” Campbell, jumping out of the second story window of Wolfe’s home.

Det. Teuton, according to the affidavit, began receiving information that Farley was involved just days after the crime. On June 16, OCSD received an anonymous tip as well. The tip, gave very specific information about the crime.

Teuton, in the affidavit, explained that he was approached by a known and reliable confidential informant that believed Farley and Campbell committed the crime.

The informant provided OCSD with numerous recordings with information on the case including Farley bragging about being the main suspect in the robbery featured on Fox 59. According to the affidavit, Farley also stated that he was the one who hit the old man during the commission of the crime and admitted to several other events that happened that June morning.

The same informant was able to provide detectives with recordings regarding Campbell’s involvement in the robbery.

Officers interviewed Campbell on Nov. 20 and he initially denied involvement. After being confronted with the recording of him talking about the robbery with the informant, Campbell admitted his involvement.

Campbell told the investigator of his desire to tell him the truth and shared his version of what happened that day. Campbell also voluntarily submitted a DNA swab and according to the report, expressed remorse for his actions and agreed to cooperate with law enforcement.

The next day, OCSD investigator McBride and Detective Snodgrass attempted to interview Farley, who failed to provide any information and stated he didn’t know anything about a robbery.

Farley was taken into custody and has an initial hearing set for Nov. 30.

Campbell was also taken into custody and an initial hearing was held Nov. 28. Bond was set at $20,000 cash, surety or 10 percent cash alternative. A jury trial was preliminarily set for June 6, 2018.

The SEW reminds readers, criminal charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

Return to top

Click here for digital edition
2017-12-06 digital edition