Sanford man attacked family members with katana sword, causing severe wounds


SANFORD, FL – Sanford Police arrested Gary Dwain St Aubyn Campbell for attacking three of his family members with a katana sword. On April 28, 2021, just after 1:30 am, the Sanford Police Department received a 911 call requiring medical assistance for the residents of a home on Spanish Bay Drive.

On scene, officers located Campbell in the front of his home pacing. Inside the home, they found Campbell’s mother, father, and sister all suffering from severe wounds. All three were transported to the hospital with severe injuries.

Based on the investigation and interviews with Campbell, it appears that Campbell intentionally attacked his family members with a katana sword.

Campbell was arrested and charged with two counts of Attempted First Degree Homicide and one count of Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Sanford Police Department or Crimeline at 800 423-TIPS (8477) or visit

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