Masury man has bizarre 11-minute conversation with 911 operator, telling her: ‘I shot my lover’

By Ed Runyan


Marvin Jules 911 Call

Audio Clip

The Trumbull County 911 center has released the audio recording of a Masury man who apparently shot his girlfriend this morning on Ulp Street.

During an 11-minute 911 call, Marvin Jules, 33, of Ulp Street, cried and moaned as he told a dispatcher that he had “shot my lover” as he apparently stood near her, saying: “I love you. I didn’t mean to hurt you.”

Jules, who a neighbor said lived with Lynda Campbell, 54, at the Ulp address for about four years, told the dispatcher Monday morning that he had shot Campbell because he was “jealous.”

He said he was sorry for what he had done and added: “I’m crazy, man.”

Campbell was taken to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to surgery a short time after arriving, police said. Her condition was not available.

Jules, who neighbors said originally is from New York, called the dispatcher at 10:04 a.m. and told her he had thrown away the gun he used on Campbell.

The dispatcher told him to wait on the front porch for Brookfield police to arrive, but instead he walked while still on a cellphone to the Orange Village nursing home a short distance away and went inside.

The dispatcher became noticeably alarmed when she realized he had gone inside the nursing home. Jules could be heard telling someone inside the facility what was going on.

“The cops are coming. I shot somebody,” he said.

A nursing home administrator got on the phone then and calmly told the dispatcher that Jules had come into the main dining room at the facility.

The administrator also could be heard telling Jules to remain calm while they waited for police to arrive.

Police eventually put Jules in handcuffs and took him to the Trumbull County Jail, where he remained a short time before being taken to ValleyCare Trumbull Memorial Hospital for a mental-health evaluation.

Later Monday, police charged with him with felonious assault in Eastern District Court in Brookfield. He’s scheduled for arraignment at 9 a.m. today.

Paula Trojak, who lives across the street from the home where Campbell and Jules lived and has known Campbell for many years, said she and her boyfriend suspected that the Jules might someday hurt Campbell.

“We didn’t trust him or like him,” she said. “She should have gotten rid of him a long time ago.”

Trojak said Jules once paced back and forth near Trojak’s front yard threatening to kill her. “I ignore him,” she said.

Campbell has fled to Trojak’s house on multiple occassions to call 911 about Jules, Trojak said.

A May 2014 police report says officers were called to the Ulp address because Campbell and Jules were having a dispute.

Campbell was sitting outside, and Jules was standing in the doorway.

“Both parties advised nothing physical, just verbal. Lynda was waiting for her mother to pick her up, and Jules was gather[ing] his belongings and was leaving,” the report said.

No charges were filed.

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