CharacterControl is a control, meaning it can be attached to spatials in order to directly control them. Create your spatial, then (using
Spatial.addControl()) add your CharacterControl to your spatial.
CharacterControl charControl = new CharacterControl();
// customize your CharacterControl
Spatial charSpat = assetManager.loadModel("Models/mod1.j3o");
// customize your Spatial
Look at this tutorial for more on CharacterControl.
Attach your camera to your CharacterControl by setting the location of the camera to the physics location of your CharacterControl. If you want a 3rd person view, look at this tutorial.
In other words, your camera should follow your CharacterControl which is attached to your spatial, instead of having the spatial (and the CharacterControl, I assume) follow the camera.