North Albury woman to be tried over gun attack at unit

A NORTH Albury woman was yesterday ordered to stand trial over an incident at a Lavington unit last year in which two shots were fired.

Jessica Campbell, 25, appeared in Albury Local Court in a video link from jail.

She has been charged with special aggravated breaking and entering committing an indictable offence with a weapon, dealing with property suspected of being the proceeds of crime and disqualified driving.

Director of Public Prosecutions representative Andrew Hanshaw provided a police brief of evidence to magistrate Tony Murray, who said there was sufficient evidence for Campbell to stand trial.

Her case is listed for mention in the District Court sittings starting in Albury on February 17.

It is alleged Campbell accompanied a man who had been her partner for several months to a unit in Jason Court on September 1.

A couple were at home with their door closed and locked when they saw a car pull up.

They saw Campbell and her partner walking towards their front door and heard it being kicked from the outside.

The door flew open and the partner came inside with a double barrel .410 shotgun.

It was pointed directly at the victim’s face and he asked what he had done wrong.

It was then he was hit with the gun butt three times and feared he would be shot.

His assailant continued abusing the victim before firing two shots into the ceiling.

A witness saw Campbell driving when they left the scene with her partner in the car with her.

Police arrived at the unit and the man living there told them: “I could have been shot. I could have been killed.”

He nominated Campbell and her partner as the people involved and police found gunpowder burns near holes in the roof, along with wads from the shells on the carpet.

Campbell was arrested in Wodonga Place, Albury about 3.45pm the following day where a detective outlined the incident.

“I don’t know what you’re talking about. I wasn’t there,” she told police.

Police told Campbell, who had a swollen nose and bruising around her eye, she had been identified by people who knew her.