PLAINVILLE – A New Britain woman accused of dragging an elderly man from a vehicle when she abruptly took off from a Plainville home has now been accused of violating a judge’s order, asking the victim to drop the charges.
Neysa Campos, 25, allegedly called the 89-year-old man from jail and wrote him a letter despite a protective order prohibiting her from contacting him, according to a warrant for her arrest. In the warrant, police wrote, Campos described the man as her “sugar daddy.”
She was arrested Wednesday and charged with two counts of violation of a protective order. Campos is being held on $35,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on April 24.
According to court documents, a family member of the elderly man visited him on Feb. 21 at his home, where he found a letter that appeared to be from Campos. The document said it was from another person. However, police noted in the warrant that it is not uncommon for inmates to send letters on behalf of other inmates to bypass rules that allow corrections officials to intercept correspondences between two people prohibited from contacting one another.
In the letter, dated Feb. 13, the writer identifies herself as Valerie – a name police said Campos sometimes uses – and says she cannot write from her real name. The writer asks the elderly man to drop the assault charges against her and for help bonding out of jail.
According to court documents, Campos also called the victim multiple times on Feb. 11. The victim did not speak with her, but he heard a recording tell him the call was coming from a Connecticut jail.
Campos was first arrested on Feb. 8, a day after she allegedly backed down the steep driveway of the elderly man’s Plainville home. The man was trying to prevent her from driving, according to the warrant for her arrest. The victim told police he believed she was too intoxicated to drive, so he tried to stop her.
While being dragged down the driveway, before Campos allegedly took off, the elderly man suffered a 2- to 3-inch laceration to the back of his head, which was bleeding when officers arrived at his home shortly after the incident. He was bleeding down his neck and he had mud on his clothing from being dragged on the ground.
The man also complained of hip and shoulder pain. He was evaluated by medics but refused to go to the hospital. Medics told the man he possibly needed stitches to close the wound on his head.
Following that arrest, Campos was issued a protective order that prohibits her from contacting the victim. She has been held on bond since.
Campos faces charges of second-degree assault, second-degree assault of an elderly victim, first-degree reckless endangerment, using a motor vehicle without permission and disorderly conduct.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.