Man accused of killing Guilford Co. girlfriend makes court appearance; held with no bond

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Accused killer, Anthony Campbell, showed no emotion as prosecutors read the charges against him Thursday.

Investigators say Campbell, 53, shot and stabbed his girlfriend, Joyce Price Eaton, to death on June 11. Landscapers found her body in a ditch on AT&T Drive.

Eaton's brother was also at the hearing to urge the judge to keep Campbell behind bars.

The judge agreed to hold Campbell at the Guilford County Jail with no bond until his next court date.

Investigators say Campbell and Eaton had been in a relationship for several months. However, Campbell is reportedly married to another woman who he lives with in Mocksville. Sheriff BJ Barnes says Campbell is self-employed and a father of three.

Eaton’s body was found in a ditch by landscapers on the side of AT&T Road. She had been shot and had several stab wounds around her neck, according to police. Authorities believe her body had been there 15-20 hours.

The following day, Eaton’s family had reported her missing when she didn’t return home from work.

Detectives reportedly used Campbell’s phone records to connect him to the crime.

Barnes says Campbell’s phone records also show he was in Hillsborough, which is where Eaton’s car was discovered by Orange County sheriff’s deputies.

Barnes says Campbell does not have a criminal history or history of violence. Detectives believe the suspect acted alone.

“As far as motive, we feel there is probably love, probably greed, and most definitely deceit involved in what caused this to occur,” Barnes said.


  • Concerned

    In knowing this person is there going to be another investigation into te death of his first wife who was said to commit suscide back in 2005/2006?

    • esje

      allegedly she shot herself in the head, and car was destroyed… did not think women killed themselves in violent ways

  • esje

    Jean’s ( his first wife’s) children are all grown – don’t know if his second wife ( Mocksville ) has children…

    • Mary

      Sorry – I meant Jo Eaton’s kids – is there any info on the internet about Jean? DId she live in Mocksville, too?? THANK YOU!

  • Jersey

    This dude is a murderer….why even give any question as to a bond of any kind?????? The NC court system is the worst of the worst and the cops go along with it!

    • sinner

      Hey jersey learn something, pay attention, the magistrate sets bond, untill the judge changes it one way are another,Problem? Take it up with the Magistrate or the Judge ! The cops do not set Bond !

  • esje

    Jean and Anthony lived in Greensboro until her death – I believe Jo Eaton’s estranged husband likely has their children

  • esje

    apparently he was also a scam artist (shop to help others) look at the ripoff report… murderer, and a thief… what else is there?

  • Ladybug700

    I met the victim’s brother the same day I was denied by another judge a protection order against my abusive ex fiancée. At the time I did not know this was the brother until I read the article today. I was and still am trying to prevent what happen to his sister to me. My heart and prayers go out to the victim’s family. This system does not protect victims!

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