The man being sought on a capital murder charge related to the death of a Sherman hotel clerk in August has been added to the Texas Department of Public Safety’s list of the state’s 10 Most Wanted fugitives. And people with information on the fugitive could earn up to a $5,000 reward.
Sherman Police obtained a capital murder warrant for Reginald Vernard Campbell, 26, on Sept. 6 from the 15th District Court in Grayson County for his alleged role in the Aug. 11 killing of Brandon Hubert, 32, who worked as a clerk at the Quality Inn and Suites hotel off of U.S. Highway 75 in Sherman.
The Sherman Police Department arrested Karalyn Marie Cross, 19, and Nikeya Marquice Grant, 24, last month on charges of capital murder in Hubert’s death. The department said Hubert was killed during an apparent robbery of the hotel and the DPS fugitive page for Campbell states authorities identified Campbell as the masked suspect in the robbery and murder.
The DPS page lists Campbell as a six foot tall black male weighing approximately 170 pounds with tattoos on both arms, his left hand and all fingers. He is wanted for capital murder and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, and the DPS page states he should be considered armed and dangerous. The site lists Campbell may wear glasses and sometimes uses the name “Johnny” in addition to “Reggie Campbell.”
Sherman Police were dispatched to the Quality Suites shortly after 5 a.m. on Aug. 11 after receiving a report that an unresponsive man was found in the hotel. In the following days, the department released few details on the investigation but did circulate photos on social media of a woman who was wanted for questioning in connection with the case. Sherman Police Sgt. D.M. Hampton said the woman in the photo turned out to be Cross and the break led to the identification of Grant and Campbell as suspects.
The DPS fugitive page states Campbell has ties to Columbia, South Carolina; Fayetteville, North Carolina; and New York City and Yonkers in New York. He also is said to have resided in the Corpus Christi area for a portion of 2016.
On Aug. 18, the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas issued a federal warrant for Campbell’s arrest for unlawful flight charge and on Aug. 23, law enforcement officers encountered Campbell near Columbia, South Carolina. At that time, Campbell resisted and assaulted the officers, which resulted in him escaping. The website states his whereabouts since then are unknown.
To be eligible for cash rewards, the DPS website states tipsters must provide information to authorities using the Texas Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477), the Texas 10 Most Wanted website or Facebook page or through the DPS mobile app. The website also states all tips are anonymous and callers’ anonymity is guaranteed by law, regardless of how tips are submitted.
Texas Crime Stoppers, which is funded by the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division, has paid $51,000 in total rewards for anonymous tips that resulted in arrests so far in 2017.
Cross and Grant were booked into the Grayson County Jail on Aug. 23 and neither has posted the $1 million surety bonds required for release. Grayson County Jail records do not list an attorney for either individual.