Deputy commonwealth’s attorney makes move to Frederick County

Louis Campola has left his job as deputy commonwealth’s attorney for Shenandoah County. But he won’t be going far.

Campola accepted a job as assistant commonwealth’s attorney in Frederick County, which he will start on May 21. He said he accepted the Frederick County job because of the offer he received.

“They made me a very good offer, and it was too good to pass up,” Campola said.

Campola’s last day was on Friday, leaving the Shenandoah County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office with two assistant commonwealth’s attorneys. The head commonwealth’s attorney, Amanda Wiseley, was in court Friday and unable to respond to a request for comment.

In the nearly six years he worked in Shenandoah County, Campola said he forged close relationships with Shenandoah County law enforcement officers.

“I’m going to miss working with them,” Campola said. “They were wonderful to deal with, very professional. And I made good friends with them, so I’m going to be sad I’m going to be leaving them.”

Campola highlighted the cases of Richard Keller and James Allen Lutz as particularly notable cases he worked on. Keller was sentenced to 30 years in prison last year on child molestation charges, while Lutz was sentenced to life in prison last year on child rape charges.

As an assistant commonwealth’s attorney in Frederick County, Campola will be doing the same kinds of cases he worked on in Shenandoah County.

“I’ll be doing crimes against children and juvenile court and some general district court — stuff like that,” Campola said. “So I’ll be doing the same type of cases.”