Sheriff: Mom Killed By Lover Because Of "Greed & Deceit"

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. – Guilford County Sheriff BJ Barnes says the man accused of murdering a woman in McLeansville did it because of "love, greed and deceit."

Barnes made the statement at a news conference Wednesday.

"The victim had a relationship with Anthony Clay Campbell. The relationship was initially business and later developed into a personal relationship," Barnes said.

Deputies arrested Anthony Clay Campbell, of Mocksville, Tuesday and charged him with First-Degree Murder.

Joyce Price Eaton's body was found last week by landscapers on AT&T Drive.

Eaton was last seen at her job in Burlington. Police in Orange county found her car in Hillsborough.

According to the sheriff, phone records show Campbell was the last person Eaton spoke with.

Barnes also says, evidence shows Campbell was in the area near Eaton's job the night she disappeared, he was also in McLeansville where the body was found and in Hillsborough where the victim's car was dumped.

Campbell was living with his wife in Mocksville until his arrest. They have three adult children.
Eaton had an estranged husband and four children.

Sheriff Barnes says the element of greed and deceit came in when Campbell and Eaton started having money issues in their relationship.

Everything led to last Tuesday when deputies say Campbell shot Eaton once, cut her severely on the neck and dumped her body.

Barnes says evidence collected in the victim's car and documents along with Campbell's statements to police also led to his arrest.

The 53-year-old is in the Guilford County jail with no bond.

The sheriff thinks he's a flight risk.

"This is an ongoing investigation, folks. it does not end until we have got a guilty verdict," Barnes said.


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